He's commending the Philippians on their past generosity and encouraging them to continue giving freely in the future. If you examine this verse in context, you'll see that it was actually written to address an entirely different issue. Listening or playing music is one of Derek's favorite things to do. He plays guitar for the worship team at his church. Yours is a very heavy one. I cannot get by on my own.
With faith and trust in God, Moses succeeded. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. Paul wanted to go to Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit prevented him Acts 16:7. Paul believed that the Spirit of God which had raised Jesus Christ from the dead had actually taken up his dwelling in him. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever through the endless eternities of the eternities. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. He had another spirit, following the Lord wholly Num.
The promise built into it is almost breath-taking. We have Jesus and Philippians says if we have Jesus we can do all things. You cannot do it, much as you would like to. Concerning the character of God as described in these two scriptures, are these aspects of him saved only for christians, or are the open for all so unbelievers can eventually come to him also? If you're wondering what to do next as a new Christian, check out these helpful suggestions from Mary Fairchild on About. Paul failed through the power of remaining sin — evil was right there in his life.
I can forgive those who sin against me. No one chooses jail, especially a Roman jail. He says he's learned to be content in whatever state he finds himself as he labors in the gospel and his joy is not so much in the reception of the material assistance from the Philippians but what that gift revealed about their spiritual character, vs. Why, it was how they viewed the Lord and His instructions! I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. If it was done the event would have been talked about for years. Is suicide unbiblical or is it the way out as described in 1 Corinthians 10:13? Apart from Paul, what about our own struggles? Can a Christian Commit Suicide and Still Be Saved? The Lord honors those who commit their works to Him and who strive for excellence in everything they do Proverbs 16:3; 22:29. This is the relationship which every Christian enjoys with the Lamb of God.
Neither did being rejected by many of his countrymen, placed in prison for doing right, and being falsely charged, cause him to become bitter, despondent, or discouraged, thinking that he could not accomplish any good. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. I can pray without ceasing. If God is for us, who can be against us? I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. So often our problems of guidance are a lack of biblical thinking. Only in and through Christ! Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Paul faced difficulties from the start; brethren knew of his reputation Acts 9: 26ff , and were reluctant to accept him.
It is easy for prosperous people, who have nothing to trouble them, to give good advices to suffering hearts; and these are generally as futile as they are easy. Yet, they made different claims about what could be done. Ten said we can't, and they didn't: They died after 40 years wandering in the wilderness! I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Nor is he claiming that God will protect the believer from every danger. We work out our salvation with fear and trembling — we work it out — for God is working in us. If you so apply the promise, you will be disappointed.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. The reward I get for these years of devoted labour is that I find myself under the threat of execution in a Roman prison, chained to soldiers. Looking for more Bible stories and life applications? Imagine that, finding joy in trials. And the God of peace will be with you. So what does it mean? He could be victorious in every situation B. It is a tremendous statement. So we must kneel before him, and deal with him and say, If this cup may not pass from me, I am ready for thy will to be done, but you have to give me strength.
You can be a more-than-conqueror. All of these men prevailed because they received their strength from the Lord. Christ is in control of our lives but evil is present with us fighting against Christ. Happy day if you have exchanged burdens and laid down your loads at His blessed feet to take up His own instead. A home printer with correct ink cartridges according to the manufacturers instructions are the recommended way to print. And all of us have known positive thinking, skillful, hard-working, Godly people who, for whatever reasons, just didn't see their dreams fulfilled. Paul could not do everything he wanted.
I have learned much from you and I look forward to learning more from you brother. The blessing of the Holy Spirit working, regenerating and sanctifying. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no Church communicated with mee, as concerning giuing and receiuing, but ye onely. The fortunate blessing is that although this verse does not mean we get what we want, if we discover the meaning of this verse it will bring us a joy that lasts forever. Christian preacher John Piper tweeted about Philippians 4:13 on July 8, 2009. You can live like that.