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February 10th, 2018 - Phil 4:10-15

                      Daily Devotional <> February 10, 2018 <> Saturday

                         Learned to be content <> Philippians 4:10-15

                            Point of Contact <> Bro Ben Van Winkle

 

   In (V:10-19 Paul speaks of the relationship of the Philippi church & himself in connection with financial assistance. Paul rejoices in the fact that the Philippians had sent him practical assistance in the work of the Lord. Paul wants the Philippian people to know that he is not complaining, but that he is grateful. He had learned <> to be content no matter what his situation was. Contentment, is reality that is greater than riches, for “if contentment does not produce riches, it achieves the same object by banishing the desire for them.”

   Paul knew how to be abased, that is, by not having the bear necessities of life, & also how to abound, that is, by having more than was needed. In all things & everywhere he had learned to be both full & hungry, both to abound & to suffer need. How did Paul learn such a lesson? Simply put, he was confident that he was in the will of God. He knew wherever he was or whatever circumstances he found himself, that it was the will of God. Hungry or full it was God's will for him.  He could say to the Lord, whatever seems good in your sight.”

   Then Paul adds these words “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Could he possibly mean this literally? Did Paul mean that there was nothing he could not do? The answer is this: When the Apostle Paul said that he could do all things, he meant all things which were in God's will for him to do. He had learned that the Lord's commands are the Lord's enablements. He knew that God would never call on him to accomplish some task, without first giving him the grace to do it.

 

   In spite of all he had said to the Philippians, he wanted them to know that they had done well in sharing his distress. This probably meant their support while he was in prison.

 

   The Philippians had excelled in the area of giving, in the early days of Paul's ministry, when he departed from Macedonia no church shared with him financially except the Philippians.

   It is remarkable how these seemingly unimportant details are recorded in God's Word. This teaches us that what is given to the Lord's servant is given to the Lord. He records all with good measure, pressed down, shaken together & running over.