Paul wasn’t soliciting resources from the Philippians so that he could be at ease while they were struggling. He said that through Christ, he could find contentment with a full belly or an empty belly. He appreciated their giving, but he also wanted them to know that through their generosity, they themselves would be blessed. After all, it was Jesus who said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Ac 20:35).
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