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July 27, 2016



Philippians 4:11


Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.



Paul did not want the Philippians to misunderstand him. He was not rejoicing primarily because their gift had met his need, but because their gift expressed their love and concern for him. Paul had “learned to be content,” and to rejoice regardless of his physical “circumstances.” Such contentment is not a natural gift. Paul’s whole experience, especially as a Christian, up to the present has been a sort of schooling from which he has not failed to master its lessons.” Every Christian needs to learn to be content. When Paul urged his readers to “rejoice in the Lord always”, he was preaching what he practiced. The apostle’s contentment and joy, even in prison indicate his spiritual maturity, and it challenges us all.

Be content in your present situation, knowing that God is in control.


Memory Verse: Proverbs 11:1



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