Philippians 4:10-20,

10  I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me.

Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  11  I am not

saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the

circumstances.  12  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have

plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,

whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  13  I can do all this

through him who gives me strength. 14  Yet it was good of you to share in my

troubles.  15  Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your

acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church

shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;  16  for even

when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in

need.  17  Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to

your account.  18  I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am

amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent.

They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.  19  And my

God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20  To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:12,

12  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have

learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed

or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 

Philippians 4:14-16,

14  Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.  15  Moreover, as you Philippians

know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from

Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving,

except you only;  16  for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than

once when I was in need. 

1. BLESS OTHERS

Romans 12:13,

13  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Galatians 6:9-10,

9  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a

harvest if we do not give up.  10  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do

good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Proverbs 3:27,

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.

Philippians 4:17,

17  Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your

account.

2. CREDIT ACCOUNTS

Matthew 6:19-20

19  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin

destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  20  But store up for yourselves

treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves

do not break in and steal.

1 Timothy 6:18-19,

18  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and

willing to share.  19  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm

foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly

life.

3. PLEASE GOD

Hebrews 13:16,

16  And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such

sacrifices God is pleased.

Matthew 3:17,

17  And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well

pleased.”

Luke 22:42,

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be

done.”

Hebrews 11:6,

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to

him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek

him.

Philippians 4:19,

19  And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ

Jesus.

4. MEET NEEDS

Proverbs 3:9-10,

9  Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10  then

your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

2 Corinthians 9:6,

“Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows

generously will also reap generously.”

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