Philippians

Philippians 4:10-23 Blessings.

Paul rejoiced when he learned of the desire of the Philippians to assist him in his work, and now they had an opportunity to make good on it (vv. 10, 14-16 Cf. 1:7; II Cor. 11:8-9). This fruit in their lives would abound to their account (v. 17-18 Cf. Jn. 15:5; II Cor. 9:12; Titus 3:14; Heb. 13:16). With their gift he abounded and was full. However, Paul had learned to be content whatever his circumstances, but he rejoiced to see the genuineness of their faith. Paul had learned to be content. There were times when he had abundance, and there were times when he went hungry and suffered need, but through it all he found contentment (vv. 11-13 Cf. I Cor. 4:11; I Tim. 6:6-8). Just as the Lord had supplied all his needs, even so he knew that He would do this also for the Philippians, “according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (v. 19 Cf. Ps. 23:1) Paul also wished to send greetings from all those with him, brethren and saints, including those who were of Caesar’s household (vv. 21-22). He also ends his correspondence with a benediction. “Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (vv. 20, 23 Cf. Rom. 16:27) Here we are reminded again, that our chief end is God’s glory, which is only possible for us through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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