Sunday, August 28, 2011

Christ has us covered.

There are so many beliefs out there in terms of what it "should" look like to be a Christian.  Some think Christians should be poor, some think Christians should be rich.  Some know that how much you have or don't have is no indication of where you are in your walk with God.  I was reading this scripture today (Philippians 4:12,13) and Paul said that he has learned to both abound and to suffer need and then he goes on to say that he can do all things through Christ who strengthens him.  This scripture really caught my attention because of the context in which it was used.  Did you ever think this scripture would be used in the context of when you're rich, rolling in the dough and you need Christ to strengthen you so you can do it.  I guess we do.  I guess when we abound, we need Christ to strengthen us against the temptations that come along with that, so we conduct ourselves properly in the Lord.  I imagine Christ can strengthen us so that we don't overindulge and practice moderation in all things.  I guess just like we don't have to be scared to "suffer need" we don't need to be scared to abound either because we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.  It just shows that we don't need to fear any circumstance or situation because for those of us in Christ, He has our back.

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