Contentment is an elusive virtue, even for the believer. So many situations arise in life that threaten to rob us of our contentment in Christ. Yet, as the apostle Paul noted, “godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment” (1 Tim 6:6). It is necessary, therefore, that we fight for contentment and learn to be content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves (Phil 4:11). In classic Puritan style, Jeremiah Burroughs writes to aid us in understanding contentment and how to practice it even when our flesh resists. To encourage the cultivation of this important quality, he unmasks the sin of murmuring, exposes the excuses of a discontented heart, and instructs us in the way of attaining contentment. Are you lacking contentment in your station in life? Let Burroughs point you back to finding your contentment in the Lord!