Philippians 4:14–23 (ESV)
14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even
in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have
received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according
to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Paul cannot end this Letter without a vibrant expression of gratitude
toward God and the service of the Philippians. Paul’s outpouring of appreciation contrasts sharply with feelings of neglect, resentfulness, and even anger that can arise when we lack the privileges and comforts we expect. Paul invites us to see the blessings
and fullness of God that are present in every situation. Christ multiplies those blessings by His grace.
I pray: Dear Lord Jesus, forgive our ingratitude.
Turn our minds to dwell on the fullness of life in Your Holy Word. Amen.