Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 8, 2010

The Philippians love Paul, and Paul loves the Philippians. They mutually represent friendship at its best, healthiest.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19 TNIV

Yet Paul was abandoned by other church partners. When he had needs, many other Christians didn't want to be bothered. But the Philippians came alongside Paul in grace and generosity. "You sent me aid more than once when I was in need.” (4:16) To which Paul says, "When God witnessed your graciousness it looked good to him, your generosity was a pleasant fragrance in God's nose."

The Philippians' offering of themselves was proof of God's faithfulness, and their own faithfulness. Yes, God will meet the need. So how can you be a Philippian to another sister or brother in Christ?

Dale Patterson