8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, what
ever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.(What do people see from you?) And the God of peace will be with you.
Thanks for Their Gifts10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. 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. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.(WE MUST C
ONCERN OURSELVES WITH OTHERS!!!) 15Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.(Give and it shall be given unto you)Luke 6:38 18
I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable(Able to be agreed on; suitable) sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs(not according to your works, but...) according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and
Thought provoking questions-
1.Are we rejoicing ALWAYS?
2.Is our gentleness evident to EVERYONE?
3.Are we giving to others from our hearts with God intentions?
Father God touch whomever reads this. Please forgive any sin of mines that would prevent this prayer from being heard. May they get a complete understanding of Your Word. Lord open their hearts to receive what they read here and to be doers of the Word. God anoint their mind to conform to Your understanding of Your people. Give them supernatural overflow in their lives, that they might bless others in Your name. I pray that they share the Good word that they have learned. Let their spirit man overtake their natural man NOW!
In Jesus' name
AMEN AMEN AMEN!