Philippians 4: Can You Do All Things?
Verse of the Day: (V13) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
1. I Rejoiced (V1-12)
V4 “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
No matter what happened to Apostle Paul, he rejoiced always because he knew that God was in control of everything and He never make a single mistake. Even when Paul was imprisoned, he heard that his fellow disciples were even more determined to preach the gospel to as many people as possible at faraway places. In fact, he was thankful and grateful to God as he finally experienced great love and care from the Philippian Christians when he was imprisoned after they had lost contact with him. Indeed, let us rejoice always, in good as well as bad time as we know that God is in control all the time!
V10 “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.”
2. I Can (V13-16)
V13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Paul thanked the Philippian Christians as they were the only ones or church who encouraged and supported him in prayers and finance since he left Macedonia. Nevertheless, he declared that even if no one or no church encouraged or supported him, he could do all things through Christ, his personal Saviour and Lord, who strengthened him. In fact, he learned to be contented in every situation, and trusted God for everything.
V15 “Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.”
3. I Desire (V17-23)
V17 “Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.”
Paul explained to the Philippian Christians that though he desired their love and gifts, yet it was for their own good because God shall richly bless and reward them for their love and support of God’s faithful servants who preached the gospel of Christ. Indeed, when we supply all the needs of God’s faithful servants, not only shall God supply all our needs, but at the same time we are also building up our eternal treasures in pearly heaven.
V19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I can do all things through You who strengthens me.