Do you have the right kind of wealth? In other words are you rich in the things that really matter? Do you possess spiritual riches?
The word content literally means “to be full, to be satiated, to be satisfied.” Jesus said in John 6:35, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.” When Jesus said this, he’s not referring to our bodies, He’s referring to our souls.
Jesus is saying, I’m what your heart is longing for, but the cost is great. Surrender your life to Me, He’s saying. Set aside all those otherworldly things you go dashing after and put Me first. He says because when you do, you will suddenly find you have everything you’ve been looking for in life. And I think this is the key to contentment, putting Christ first. Everything else is secondary.
St. Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.”