Philippians 4:14–16 (NIV): 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, 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.
Paul walks a fine line in today’s verses. He has spent his entire letter telling the believers that joy and contentment come from your relationship with God and NOT in what you have in your physical world.
So, how does he handle thanking the church in Philippi for their generous financial gift? Because the truth be told, if I was reading this letter as a believer in Philippi, I might be a little offended that he didn’t really need the money that I sent.
Listen now to see how Paul handles this situation!
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