READ, LISTEN AND REJOICE
Suggested Reading: Philippians 4
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Key Verse: Philippians 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The first three verses are most interesting. Paul seems to be in complete harmony with the men, but perhaps some of the women were not in such close fellowship. Paul’s true companion may have been Timothy, to whom he gave the job of helping the women. The problem may have been Paul’s bachelor status. Ah- that’s not in the Bible, but we can guess, no?
The above thought is not too spiritual, but after all, as a result of reading Philippians several times in the past 4 days, I’m feeling joyous, and happy too. A little humour may well be in order.
It’s an order repeated twice, “REJOICE!” By an act of our will power, whether we feel like it or not, let’s do it! A good start is to, “Be anxious for nothing,” then confirm our decision by prayer and thanksgiving.
We can claim 100% the promise from God stated in our key verse, because we believe the previous sentence found in verse 13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” Let’s just do it! Go ahead, try something which is included under the heading of “All things,” and watch God supply “All your need” in order to accomplish “All things.” Another promise is, “All things are yours.” Read 1 Corinthians 2:9-16 & 3:1-23. Note that the word, “Things” is repeated 13 times. Let’s meditate on this passage.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, as You inspired Paul to write, “All things are yours” there in 1 Corinthians 3:21, may I be consciously and fervently seeking Your will so that I will know what things You desire of me and for me. I want only what You want! So, I ask You now for what You know are the things best for my service to you as well as for my personal needs. In Your all supplying Name I pray. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
My eldest son has a profession. So did Paul. Paul’s was tent making to support his missions ministry, so my son’s is photography through which he supports his ministry without taking a salary from any organization. He surely captured the reason why Philippi eventually became a ghost town. They experienced earthquake after earthquake, not just the one which shook the prison where Paul and Silas were sing praises to God at midnight! It is said that a picture is worth 1000 words. Take a look back at the pictures from the past three days, and “listen” to the pictures communicate. I’ve done that and I’m filled with the message that this earth is not our stable solid foundation for my life, only my faith in Christ provides a firm, unmovable foundation on which I build my entire life.
Yours for reading and listening… And moving on tomorrow to a man who did just that, “EZRA,”