Some people become wealthy by expending their gifts in good and faithful ways. At the same time, others remain poor even though they also expend their gifts in good and faithful ways.
Leave that to the Lord, just as Paul did:
I’ve learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am… I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11, 13)
Paul didn’t strive after wealth, but he was still grateful for the Philippians’ gift to him:
You have done well to share with me in my affliction. (Philippians 4:14)
Giving changes you.
Paul’s friends in Philippi were partners with him. They had a koinonia with him in his affliction, and he wanted them to know how special they’d been throughout his lifetime of ministry. He referred to the arrangement that he had with them in the matter of giving and receiving: Continue reading