Contentment: The Secret of Joy
Tucked away in the last section of the letter of Philippians is the secret of joy. Set in the context of thanking these believers for their financial support, Paul explains that the source of his joy in plenty or in need, with much or with little, was contentment. Are you a contented person? What does it mean to be content? Paul chooses a word, a concept, that the Stoic philosophers used to describe a position of self-sufficiency. Listen, and see how Paul takes this word and uses it to describe the secret of his joy.