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Powered by 4 - September 2, 2011

  • 2011 Sep 02
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Physical Needs Matter

today's reading.
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...

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Paul is rejoicing again; what are his reasons (4:10-16)? What is the secret to contentment (4:12-13, 19-20)? Paul commends the Philippians for their generosity. How are you doing in being generous with others?

the blog.
Paul gave me a gentle but good reminder in Philippians 4:10-23 of how important it is for us to be helping other Christians in need, and in this particular passage, he hits physical needs pretty solidly. Now maybe you're thinking, I barely have enough money to cover my (or my family's) needs, so how can I help others? Well, there's no indication from Paul that helping with physical needs is just financial. Helping someone could be by giving away fruit or vegetables you've grown in your garden, or inviting someone over for a meal, or offering to watch someone's kids or driving a little out of your way to carpool. The message for me was that it's not about amount. What's important is that we're open and generous when it comes to helping a brother or sister in Christ who's in need.

So any other suggestions or thoughts on ways we can reach out and help others with physical needs? Who do you know that might need a helping hand? What can you do, even this weekend, to be a helper? Tami W.

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