Thursday, June 24
To Be Or Not To Be?
Philippians 4:10-23 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity...
think about it.
What are Paul's reasons for rejoicing? What is the secret to contentment?
Paul hits a tough issue here in Philippians 4:10-23--contentment. Paul is telling the Philippians how thankful he is for their help and support but he also wants them to know that having things (money, comfort, good food, etc.) isn't important when it comes to living for Christ. Now notice (verse 11) Paul doesn't just say that he was content; he says that he "learned" to be content in whatever his circumstances were. So that tells me that being content is a process, a discipline for us.
So let's talk about "learning to be content." How do we accomplish this? What's your experience been in this area? What's happened to your contentment level as your relationship with the Lord has grown? Tami W.
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