Contentment offers safety in that the contented heart is healthy and free from deceit, corruption, and rancor. And it is only a sound and healthy heart that will be saved from GOD’S punishment, a heart that is safe and free from doubt, disbelief, and the various tricks of the devil. Such a heart is only concerned about how to please GOD.
Bitterness and resentfulness are concepts that are foreign to the healthy heart, and so, the more one is contented with GOD’S Decree, the more healthy and sound one’s heart will be.
Wickedness, corruption, and deceit accompany discontent, while a healthy heart, righteousness, and sincerity accompany contentment. Also, jealousy is another of the fruits of discontent.