Daily Bible Reading for Monday, January 22nd:

Paul’s Recipe for Reducing Stress pt 8 – Christ

Philippians 4:10-13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

We ended the last ingredient with the statement with “A life lived in Christ will be fulfilling and provide all that is needed.” Indeed Paul backs that statement up with his final ingredient for stress free living – Christ. Living in union with the living and exalted Christ is truly the secret to living well and happy in this temporary place.

This isn’t just a one off statement for Paul. Look at 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 where Paul discusses the thorn in his flesh:

…My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Again we are reminded that our challenges are meant only to strengthen us and as long as we remember to keep Christ in our life, we will easily surmount them.

About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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