Word Of The Month

We live in a world of political and economic uncertainty and change. Singapore is not spared from the threat of anti-globalization sentiment and the fear of a recession.  How should a Christian respond when he loses his job or has a pay cut? Or when the business fails?

 

Paul gives us the right response. “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13

 

CONTENTMENT is the key. We must learn to accept varying circumstances and be content with whatever we have.  God did not promise fair weather all the time. 

 

The great apostle Paul had gone through good and bad times. He had seen miracles but suffered a shipwreck and was imprisoned several times. Prison doors were opened in Philippi (Acts 16) but not again.  Yet he said, “I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances.”

 

Contentment will lead to a satisfied life that results in a heart of joy and thankfulness.  We can’t tell what is ahead for every person. Some will go through tough times while others sail smoothly.  Whatever the situation, God walks with us.  He will take care of us and gives us strength to go through the tough times. He has a “family” who will share our burden too.

 

Times like these give Christians the opportunity to do good, to help those in need and to share God’s blessings. 

 

Let’s show the world the God who loves us!

 

- Bob Lum

 

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