“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13”
If you are a christian like me, whether tongue-speaking or “fire-vomiting” I bet you would have come across or probably bragged about this bible verse a couple of times.
But before the braggadocio continues take time to understand the context in which Apostle Paul; the author was coming from. This was a man who was writing from his prison cell (if my theological understanding is up-to-date).
And for a clearer understanding, permit me to quote the preceding verse;
“I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without or being in what “- Phil 4:12
And so he went ahead to say, “He can do ALL things, go through ANY situation(s) through CHRIST who strengthens him”
Cut the sermon short, Paul wasn’t talking in the context of PERFORMANCE here rather he was talking about ADAPTATION to different SITUATIONS through CHRIST who strengthens him.
So friend, the next time you are tempted to want to BOAST I can do ALL things remember ALL THINGS include (going Hungry, going CASHLESS (without a policy), having to trek..in short all things whether GOOD,BAD or UGLY) through CHRIST who strengthens you.
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