Many Christians struggle to find contentment, pursuing favorable circumstance as the ultimate solution. How is it that 21 men were content to go the way of John the Baptist in order to honor Christ Jesus as Lord? Can we find contentment no matter our circumstance? How can we live with ourselves as American Christians while our brothers are beheaded for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How does a person content in Christ respond to ISIS?
27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Php 1:27–30). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.