How may we fight the good fight so as to overcome? “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me; and I will do what God has called me to do, whether I am blessed or whether I am left alone.”. Following his agonizing question, he declared with triumph, "I thank God- through Jesus Christ our Lord!" A parliament of wiseacres would sit upon any new idea — sit upon it indeed — yes, until they had destroyed it utterly. “It is not by trusting my own faithfulness, but by looking away to the Faithful One!” he said. —Nillingham Philippians 4:4-13 NIV. Eadie distinguishes the meaning thus: Ischus … is—power in possession, ability or latent power, strength which one has, but which he may or may not put forth… Kratos … is that power excited into action—might. Philippians 4:10-13  13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. "Today I was enabled to help and encourage a troubled person.". Revelation 12:11, "They overcame him—that is, the accuser of the brethren—by the blood of the Lamb." A poem, evidently his own, handwritten on the inside cover, revealed the secret of his success: I cannot do it alone! There is no weakness or evil propensity which the Christian cannot overcome. Jesus is mine, there’s nothing between. Do as Samson did—he first cried to God for help and then having taken hold of the pillars, he pulled down the house upon the Philistines! The crown of all the saints' victories must he set upon the head of Christ! "I've tried to quit a thousand times but I just can't." ", It is a temper of mind which we might well covet. A minister in Iowa was preaching on the text, “I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). And then mark his own achievements, as he describes them himself, “In labors more abundant, in stripes above measure;” “in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. III. The dying patriarch told how his favourite child would be made strong, by the mighty God of Jacob putting His Almighty hands over his trembling fingers; as an archer might lay his brawny skilled hands on the delicate grasp of his child, teaching him how to point the arrow, and enabling him to pull back the bow string. I have renounced all sinful pleasure; Only lay hold on that Divine strength, and if the world, the flesh, and the devil, should beleaguer and besiege you day after day, you shall stand not only a siege as long as the siege of old Troy, but seventy years of siege shall you be able to stand, and at last to drive your enemies away in confusion, and make yourselves rich upon their spoils. Mark 5:4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. IT WAS a marvellous statement for a man to make: "I can do all things." Why who would charge in battle with groans and cries? Short, pithy words; but what a glorious utterance! Luke 14:6 And they could make no reply to this. 13:4; Pr 7:1; 18:19; Isa. It can refer to physical strengthening as in (He 11:34-note) but more often endunamoo refers to spiritual or moral strengthening as in the case of Abraham who "with respect to the (humanly speaking impossible) promise of God (of the birth of Isaac in his old age by Sarah), he did not waver (was not divided, did not vacillate between two opinions - belief and unbelief - implies mental struggle) in unbelief, but grew strong (endunamoo - was endued with strength or empowered) in faith (Godly faith is not full understanding but full trust), giving glory to God (Ro 4:20-note) Isaac was the result of a biological miracle performed by God in answer to Abraham’s faith. He will not exact more than He knows your strength will bear. You can do nothing without that. 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus : To Guard the Deposit. If God grants us material comforts, we can thankfully enjoy them, knowing that it all comes from His loving hand. The uses to which we may apply this subject, are, Many, when urged to devote themselves to God, reply, that we require more of them than they can do; and that it is impossible for them to live according to the Scriptures. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. None of us can explain the mysterious operations of the Holy Spirit; we can only explain one effect by another. All rights reserved). The all-sufficient, indwelling Christ was Paul’s source of strength and contentment. The strength of Christ is never found in the heart that boasts its own strength. Prayer beats the weapon out of the devil's hand—and gets the blessing out of God's hand! Then, whenever he accomplishes something unusual or difficult, he records it in his diary in the evening. John Piper Jane Bouchier, our glorious Baptist martyr, the maid of Kent, when she was brought before Cranmer and Ridley, was able to non plus them entirely; of coarse we believe part of her power law in the goodness of the subject, for if there be a possibility of proving infant baptism by any text in the Bible, I am sure I am not aware of the existence of it; Popish tradition might confirm the innovation, but the Bible knows no more of it than the baptism of bells and the consecration of horses. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides (present tense = as a lifestyle) in Me, and I in him, he bears (present tense) much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing (oudeis = denying absolutely and objectively, not one thing!… of eternal value). It gets into Samson's hands. You may see the dark gate of death; you may behold that iron gate, and hear it creaking on its awful hinges; but you may say, “I can pass through that; Jesus can meet me; he can strengthen me, and my soul shall stretch her wings in haste, fly fearless through death’s iron gate, nor fear the terror as she passes through. More than all in Thee I find. A gift is a manifestation of the Spirit of God in the life of the believer. 2:20). Where Christ is most precious—there sin is exceedingly sinful; and self is humbled and loathed! The most helpful explanation I have found of what it means to abide in Christ comes from the nineteenth century Swiss theologian Frederic Louis Godet: To abide in me’ expresses the continual act by which the Christian sets aside everything which he might derive from his own wisdom, strength, merit, to draw all from Christ. I don’t believe there exists anywhere under heaven a more lazy man than myself naturally; I would scarce stir if I had my will, but if there be a man under heaven who works more than I do, I wish him well through his labors. "I have prayed for you—that your faith fail not," Luke 22:32, that it be not a total falling away. Take care lest your garments be stained and sprinkled with the blood of your fellow men. Philippians 4:13-17 New International Version (NIV). 1989. So what does contentment mean? CHOOSE YOUR COLOR - A college student decided one summer that he would earn money for his tuition by selling Bibles door-to-door. We aren’t content to live within our means, so we go into debt to live just a bit better than we can afford, but then we suffer anxiety from the pressure of paying all our bills. To as many as receive Him, He gives power to become sons of God (Acts 5:31; John 9:12, 13). Before he wrote the words of the text, Paul told us, “Whatever is true … honorable … just … pure … lovely … gracious … think about these things” (Philippians 4:8). So what’s the secret? (Eadie). His arm is the arm on which you must daily lean as you come up out of the wilderness of this world. Can do - I have strength (for), where Paul passes from the physical meaning ischuo to the metaphorical, spiritual meaning. And now, my dear friends, looking up to Christ which strengtheneth me, I shall endeavor to speak of my text under three heads. "The saints overcame the accuser of the brethren—by the blood of the Lamb" Revelation 12:11. Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.. Hebrews 9:17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. God’s promise: All things are possible (Luke 18:27), “I’m too tired” of Christ —Richard De Haan (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. "I can do all things through Christ." The word was used of flowers blossoming again or of trees leafing out in the springtime. After special instances he declares his universal power—how triumphantly, yet how humbly! Privation, suffering, and martyrdom could not subdue him and what might seem impracticable should be surmounted by Him in His borrowed might. O be sure Christian that you get Christ’s strength. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The Bible extols hard work and the rewards that come from it, as long as we are free from greed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. It is the fruit of being a living branch of the true Vine. Be aware, be warned, and be exhorted that, if we have any desire to overcome faults, if we sincerely desire to be in God's Kingdom, if we desire to be like God and glorify Him, we need to protect our relationship with Him. What else do we need? Peter's shield was bruised—but Christ ensured that it was not broken. “Where your treasure is, your heart will be” (Mt 6:21-note). bitterness, and despair. Crawford didn’t have the imposing personality of his famous predecessor, so at first he had trouble winning the loyalty of the tribal people. [Meyer]. Hath he made even the forests which shall not give a habitation to the birds; or hath he made the prairie which shall not feed the wild flocks? Do not come to me end say, “I have striven to overcome my natural slothfulness, but I have not been able to do it.” I do avow, brother, that if Christ hath strengthened you, you can do it. “Paul is in love.” The merchant looked puzzled. If your treasure is in the kingdom of God, your heart will be there, and it is a secure, certain realm. I will supply all your needs (Php 4:19), “I’m afraid” The Greek preposition is “in,” not “through.” It points to that vital, personal union with Christ that we have seen repeatedly throughout Philippians. So he combines his thanks with this valuable lesson on the secret for contentment. This verse is not a blank check. You can do it! Preaching the Word), Deny self-confidence (cp Mk 8:34, 35, 36, 37, 38, Lk 9:23). Philippians 4:4-13. One moment’s intermission of either, would instantly produce a suspension of all effective industry. But doesn't your disability color your life?" But the point is, if you live for yourself and your own pleasure, you will not know God’s contentment. ", "I'm a single mother rearing two boys by myself. It is remarkable that very many poor timid and doubting Christians during the time of Mary’s persecution were afraid when they were arrested that they should never bear the fire, but a singular circumstance is, that these generally behaved the most bravely, and played the man in the midst of the fire with the most notable constancy. I beseech— He repeats this twice, as if speaking to each face to face, and that with the utmost tenderness. Paul summed it up well by crying out, "O wretched man that I am! But He never gives up, Look what multitudes of Christians there are in the world; do you believe if they were all what they profess to be, and all to work for Christ, there would long be the degrading poverty, the ignorance, the heathenism, which is to be found in this city? 9:8), “God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”. I would I could thrust a thorn into the seat where you are now sitting, and make you spring for a moment to the dignity of a thought of your responsibilities. If we experience a "power outage" or "power failure", it is not because of a failure in the Source but a failure in us to depend on the Source (cp His steadfast promise in He 13:5, 6-note). Phil. It is exceeding broad for it says, “I can do all things.” We cannot, of course, mention “all things,” this morning; for the subject is illimitable in its extent. As a *Roman *colony, itscitizens possessed the same rights and laws as those who lived in Italy. He is our righteousness. 2:6; 15:7; 17:13; 19:11; 25:8; 32:7; Esther 4:17; Job 36:9, 31; Ps. 4:13; Gal. 14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. They toil and labor and turn over many new leaves and make many changes; and yet, like the woman with the issue of blood, before she came to Christ, they feel "nothing bettered, but rather worse" (Mark 5:26). Some fight against sin in the strength of their vows and resolutions—and so are foiled. Amplified: I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. Thou hast indeed, in thy life, preached a sermon upon the text, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”. Luke 13:24 "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. We can’t jump out of our sins but Jesus can lift us out of our sins. This clearly is not the sense in which Paul meant the word, since in Php 4:10-note he shows that he rejoiced in the Lord greatly when he received the gift, not because of the money, but because it showed the Philippians’ heartfelt love and concern for him. “In many things he still offends;” but he aspires after the full attainment of this proper character: in the performance of his duties, he aims at universality in the matter, uniformity in the manner, and perfection in the measure of them. We go after what we think will make us happy only to find that it didn’t work; in fact, we were happier before we started the quest. This includes prayers and encouragement (Philippians 4:1–9) and a focus on God's provision (Philippians 4:10–20), followed by a short conclusion (Philippians 4:21–23). ", "I want a promotion at work and our family needs the extra money. (That's the Pritchard Loose Paraphrase.) That the believer may live cheerfully and comfortably, he is exhorted to the free and constant use of Christ. Sometimes God supplied abundantly, and so Paul had learned how to live in prosperity. Muller knew many instances like that where God tried his faith. It is difficult to decide whether π. is accusative or merely adverbial. Acts 25:7 And after he had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove; Acts 27:16 And running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control. Victor), Through Him is literally in Him, a key phrase here and in all of Paul's epistles for it speaks of the believer's vital union and identification with Christ, so that even as a branch apart from a vine can bear no fruit, even so a believer apart from abiding in the "Vine" can do nothing of lasting import (Jn 15:5, 8, 16). Other foundation of holiness can no man lay than that which Paul laid, even Christ Jesus. If we can just get fair treatment, we think we’ll be happy. “See that little lake?” he said. 4:13. Gary Watkins on July 1, 2010 at 11:31 am Thanks for the information. Victor). 1:6, 7, 9, 14, 18; 10:25; 14:11; Jdg. I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service" (1Ti 1:12). Philippians 4:08-13 The Secret of Contentment. Is Paul advocating a veritable "holy omnipotence?" But closer consideration removes each supposition; and we find ourselves face to face with a prisoner bound to a Roman soldier, who had run through the whole scale of human experience, now touching its abundant fulness, and anon descending to its most abject want; one who said himself: "I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound; in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want." Jam 5:16 (where apparently ἰσχύει has the accusative), and Wis 16:20, ἄρτον … ἀπʼ οὐρανοῦ ἔπεμψας … πᾶσαν ἡδονὴν ἰσχύοντα. A week later the man returned looking more distraught than before. This does not mean God will bless whatever a person does; it must be read within the context of the letter, with its emphasis on obedience to God and service to God and others. Away with your excuses then, which have their foundation in ignorance, and their strength in sloth. Now I look down and wish I was in a rowboat, fishing.”, Contentment can be an elusive pursuit. It was a … 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. Indeed, he had to a great measure already proved the strength, of which he now asserts the promise. We need each other, for we all have burdens to bear. In all things I continue to be strong by the One Who infuses the power into me. I never more firmly believed than now, this truth of my Lord, "Without Me, you can do nothing." That’s when we need a trusting heart. "Today God enabled me to overcome my fear through faith." If you have grace in your heart, you are called to do good to others. The fog comes chilling around, Philippians 4:13, KJV: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." You must not only be rooted, you must also be built up in Him. How often are you in company, and you never avail yourself of an opportunity of saying a word for Christ? Matthew 5:13 (note) You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? You have said, “What can I do?” But when Christ by his Spirit grips you, what can you not do? Philippians 4:13. Is not Christ ever ready to assist us? the Peace Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Christian athletes often quote this verse when they win a game, match, or event. If you lean upon them they shall all deceive you. He knew the power of “positive thinking.” But he did not go on to say, “I can do all things through my thoughts which strengthen me.” He knew, and so do we, that often our thoughts are not as true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and gracious, as we know they ought to be. I can go into the world of spirits, Christ being with me, and never fear. And when we ask for the talisman, which has given a frail man this marvellous power, it is given in the words: "in Him that strengthens Me." Jan 7, 2020. We can’t jump out of our selfishness and fears, but, if we let him, Jesus can lift us out of our selfishness and fears.”. Philippians 2:24-30 Paul Held Great Esteem For Epaphroditus. May we all feel the importance of holiness far more than we have ever done yet! Paul said in relation to his ministry, “our competence comes from God” (2Corinthians 3:5), and “I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29). Why, sir,” said she, “he is a chained enemy, is he not? Whether we live, may we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, may we die unto the Lord; or, if He comes for us, may we be found in peace, without spot, and blameless! 4:13 in context. To conclude upon this point, let me remind you that you can, do all things with respect to all worlds. It matters not what suffering his persecutors might put upon him, he felt that he was quite able through divine grace to bear it, and no doubt though Paul had seen the inside of almost every Roman prison, yet he had never been known to quake in any one of them; though he understood well the devices which Nero had invented to put torment upon Christians; though he had heard doubtless in his cell of those who were smeared with pitch and set on fire in Nero’s gardens to light his festivities, though he had heard of Nero’s racks and chains and hot pincers, yet he felt persuaded that rack and pincers, and boiling pitch, would not be strong enough to break his faith. Galatians 2:20, Spurgeon (All-Sufficiency Magnified) wrote…. Nor is it by strength once communicated, that we are strong; but from continual communications of grace from the same overflowing fountain. To do this we can begin passing on to others the goodness God has given us rather than burdening them with complaints about what He hasn't given us.—D C Egner (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. After I spoke on this topic at a church, I heard these comments: "It's hard for me to be content right now because I am married to an unsaved man. You say, “I can do all things,” in the name of reason I ask why are you doing nothing? While Joshua was fighting, Moses was praying on the mount (Exodus 17:11). But whatever the reason, Paul knew that God was in control, God knew his need, and God would supply or not supply as He saw fit. what a comment! God always gives enough strength for the next step. I have not given you a spirit of fear (2Ti 1:7), “I’m always worried and frustrated” They chose the bright color of praise instead of the dark colors of depression, 2:10 - Whenever I say, “Not your will, but mine be done” I forfeit contentment and step out of God’s will. Do you want to attain holiness? Thanking God for our daily bread, even when we’ve got enough in the bank for many days’ bread, keeps us humbly trusting in Him in times of abundance. In 2Corinthians 3:18 Paul tells us that as we behold the Lord’s glory, we are transformed more and more into His image. II. Asaph knew it. We can’t find happiness in our marriages, so we trade our mates in for a different model, only to find that the same problems reoccur. I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. We are to feed upon Him daily. Why, man, the nettle in the corner of the churchyard hath its uses, and the spider on the wall serves her Maker; and thou, a man in the image of God, a blood-bought man a man who is in the path and track to heaven, a man regenerated, twice created, — art thou made for nothing at all but to buy and to sell, to eat and to drink, to wake and to sleep, to laugh and to weep, to live to thyself? On February 8, 1842, they had enough food in all the orphan houses for that day’s meals, but no money to buy the usual stock of bread or milk for the following morning, and two houses needed coal. Deeply consider, that without this inward enjoyment of Christ—you cannot be … happy in your soul, comfortable in your walk, nor holy in your life. Verse 11—"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." The thing that is of power to effect a transformation in the life is faith, the faith of the justified person which issues in love in his life, a love produced by the Holy Spirit. An old author named Stuckley, writing upon this subject, said, “There were some professed Christians who were not so good as Baalam’s ass; for Baalam’s ass once rebuked the mad prophet for his sin; but there were some Christians who never rebuked any one all their lives long. How is it that the roaring lion of hell has not devoured the saints? We go after what we think will make us happy only to find that it didnt work; in fact, we were happier before we started the quest. He is the Manna which you must daily eat and the Rock of which you must daily drink. Whatever your needs, learn to trust daily in the sufficient Savior and you will know His contentment in your soul. Philippians 4:13; Democrats Really Are The Worst People On The Planet. He felt that he was well qualified for any duty which might be laid upon him, because of the strength which Christ would surely give. Notice the balance between God’s part and our part. Applying this to spiritual things, only believe, young man, that God can make something of you, be resolved that you will do something somehow for Christ, and you will do it. It was as if a pair of jumper cables were attached to Christ and then to Paul, so that Jesus’ voltage poured into Paul (cp Col 1:29-note, Gal 2:20-note). 2:2; 1 Chr. 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