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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 4:11-12)
Paul was a humble man, and he had trained himself to be an apostle regardless of what the circumstances were. Whether in poverty or riches (although, not much of that I’m sure), he knew how to get along.
We could say he knew “which side of his bread was buttered”, but maybe what he really knew was Who it was Who was doing the buttering!
What was the secret? Being content. Very simple to say, but hard to practice. Yet, Paul had mastered it. NOTHING would stand in the way of his ministry. We’ll find out next time what powered his incredible contentedness, but for now, just think on that thought: contentedness.
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