Spurgeon on Contentment

“A man’s contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions. Alexander the Great, with all the world at his feet, cries for another world to conquer.”

“You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

“I have heard of some good old woman in a cottage, who had nothing but a piece of bread and a little water. Lifting up her hands, she said as a blessing, ‘What! All this, and Christ too?’”

“No heart of a child of God will ever be satisfied with an object or person short of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is room for wife and children, there is room for friend and acquaintance, and all the more room in one’s heart because Christ is there. But neither wife nor children, nor friends nor kinsfolk can ever fill the believer’s heart. He must have Christ Jesus. There is no rest for him elsewhere.”

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6 Responses to “Spurgeon on Contentment”


  • Once again, so timely! Thank you for this added blessing to my day. :-)

  • What a wonderful encouragement for this new year. Thank you.

  • Such a helpful selection of Spurgeon treasure. Just reading it again now lifts my spirit. The last few days, I have been saying out loud, around the house and amongst the children, “What! All this, and Christ too?” A great reminder of his sufficiency. Thank you!

  • Thank you for this. Discontentment has been an ever-present battle in my life with God. This perspective is rich and true (and I want to write one on my kitchen walls…maybe I will!).

  • I’m 33 (at least for another month) and as a youngish mom I feel the temptation to wish for more money, more time, more order, etc. But I tell myself almost every day to rejoice in each moment with this husband, these kids, and my Lord Christ. With Him, how does it get any better than this? Thanks for sharing Spurgeon’s words of reminder!

  • Beautiful quotes! So thankful for those thoughts to remind me of where my thoughts and heart are directed! oh that I would be as that lady with the bread and water!!!

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