Philippians 4:10-23 Reading the Passage

Three Keys to Contentment – Philippians 4:10-23

4 (10) I greatly rejoice in the Lord that now at last you have revived your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you lacked opportunity. (11) I do not say this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself. (12) I have experienced poverty and I have experienced abundance; by every circumstance and in every circumstance—whether well fed or hungry, whether experiencing abundance or poverty—I have learned the secret of how to be content. (13) I am able to do all things by him who gives me strength.

(14) Nevertheless, you have done well by having fellowship with me in my suffering. (15) You certainly know, Philippians, that at the outset of my gospel ministry, when I departed from Macedonia, none of the churches had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone; (16) for even when I was in Thessalonica, on more than one occasion you sent aid when I was in need.

(17) It is not that I am interested in the gift; rather, I am interested in the fruit that will accrue in your account. (18) I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the things you sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. (19) My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

(20) Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (21) Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. (22) All the saints greet you, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. (23) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.