Wisdom from the past – Watson on contentment

For my devotions, I’ve been reading through Thomas Watson’s The Art of Divine Contentment.

Here is something I’ve been feasting on over the past few days:

Wicked men are often disquieted in the enjoyment of all things; the contented Christian is well in the want of all things. But how comes a Christian to be contented in the deficiency of outward comforts? A Christian finds contentment distilled out of the breasts of the promises. He is poor in purse, but rich in promise. There is one promise that brings much sweet contentment into the soul: “they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.” Psalm 34:10. If the thing we desire be good for us, we shall have it; if it be not good, then not having is good for us. The resting satisfied with the promise gives contentment.