But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. -Philippians 4:10-12, NASB
-The Philippians have "revived" their concern for Paul- apparently they now have a chance to show it to him.
-Paul has learned to be content; he has learned the secret of being hungry or filled and in either being content
I do not handle hungry very well so I am very interested in Paul's statement about being content no matter what. One of my favorite things to do is wander through farmer's markets; the abundance of produce is amazing...not only can we find regular chard but also a variety that has brilliant colors. The cook in me wants to try it all. This is not a place where anything is lacking. I am content with abundance. But what if my only choice was a handful of beets? Would I still be content if that is all I had? I can tell you right now the answer is no...not without some intense divine intervention. I do not even like beets on a good day.
Paul has learned the secret to being content. Hungry or full. For the rest of that story tune in tomorrow.
Grace, Peace, and Mercy,
I am a woman with a Mary heart and these are my musings as I read and study God's Word
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