Re:Verse passage – Philippians 4:10-23 (day two) I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. vs. 12
Have you read Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place? It is a must read for any believer. One of the many stories of her faith, and that of her family, come from when they were learning to cope and witness in the concentration camp where they had been taken. Corrie’s sister, Betsie, begins to give thanks for their current situation which included fleas. Although reluctant, Corrie goes along with her sister’s prayer to thank God for fleas. They later began to realize that the Nazi guards would not enter their meeting areas because of the infestation, and because of that they were free to share the good news of Jesus. They understood clearly what it meant to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18). They understood clearly what it mean to live without, and yet, thought Christ they were able to fulfill their duty as disciple-makers. May we have that kind of resolve.