Richard Baxter on Discontentment

Discontentment. There is something about the sinful heart that is always wanting something other than the place in which God has placed him or her. When something other than God is the desire of the heart, it begins to desire more than the portion granted. The sinful cravings of the heart are deceitful and can justify sin or can explain away divine instruction. Baxterʼs appeal to wives is to find your contentment and treasure in Christ and you will recognize the joy in resting in his purposes.

CMBW on Richard Baxter from Instructions to Christian Families


4 thoughts on “Richard Baxter on Discontentment

  1. I love the older pastor’s writings, too. I think reading a “snippet” here and there is the only way, right now, that I’m going to get it done, but it’s worth it. They really challenge me to a closer relationship with the Lord, and holiness.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    One area that I’ve been looking at is prayer. It is amazing how much more focus the older pastors gave to prayer than even the very sound pastors of today. It may have something to do with why their works are so valuable even today.

    Berean Wife

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