|1.||mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are|
|2.||assenting to or willing to accept circumstances, a proposed course of action, etc|
|3.||(tr) to make (oneself or another person) content or satisfied: to content oneself with property|
|4.||peace of mind; mental or emotional satisfaction|
|5.||(Brit) (in the House of Lords) a formal expression of assent, as opposed to the expression not content|
|[C14: from Old French, from Latin contentus contented, that is, having restrained desires, from continēre to restrain]|
a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10), anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility, and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness (Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).