Philippians 4 Part 2–Supply and Demand

Paul ends his letter to the Philippians with the reminder that all that we are and all that we have is supplied by God.  In that context, Paul focuses on three major ideas. The first is one must learn to be content in all circumstances.  We each experience times of plenty and times of hardship. When going through hardship, it is easy to imagine that when things get better one will be happy. Truth is, that no matter how much one attains, they will never be content–unless they are content with nothing.  In short, people need to find contentment in Christ–not their circumstance. That is why so many lottery winners die penniless. Unless one becomes content in difficult times, they simply will never find peace. 
 
Next, We can do all things through Christ. He prepares, protects and provides in our lives. the reality is that apart from God we can do nothing. If we learn to rest in God, He will give us the strength to complete the journey.
 
Finally, God is faithful to supply all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. His supply is endless we simply have to trust that the Lord will provide and supply what we need when we need it. He is amazing and we are a blessed people. Help me Lord to trust You, to wait on You and to be content with Your timing and Your plan.
 
God Bless You

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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