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November 5, 2016

Saturday

 

Philippians 4:13

 

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

 

 

LESSON

 

How could Paul be content? His contentment did not come through will power or the power of positive thinking. Paul was not a member of the Stoic philosophic school. It was Jesus Christ who enabled him to be content. The secret of Paul’s independence was his dependence

upon Another. His self-sufficiency in reality came from being in vital union with One who is all-sufficient.

 

Paul and the Philippians remembered and supported one another in prayer. A joyful, loving, and caring church is one which keeps each other in prayer. Take heed that you do it in Christ’s strength. You can do nothing without that. Go not forth till thou hast first prayed. The battle that begins with holy reliance on God means victory. Paul speaks in the name of all Christians. How is it that some of you then are doing nothing? What a work there is to do! And what may not one resolute Christian accomplish.

 

Memory Verse: Matthew 25:15

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