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. The point is that Paul had come to learn the secret that God would never require him to accomplish or carry out some task without also supplying the grace needed to bring the task to completion and/or fruition. Regardless of hunger or abundance, difficulty or ease, the Lord was Paul’s strength. We can’t jump into heaven, but, when the time comes, Jesus can lift us into heaven. Luke 14:29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'. So she quickly added, "I didn't mean anything except admiration. George Muller proved the sovereign faithfulness of God in the matter of finances. You end up burning out, because I cannot do all things in my own strength. 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." "The Lord has been my guide today." To ease another's burden, help to carry it. We can do all things through Christ, because He is the light. the Peace The boy responded, "Don't you know it's not good for you?" Philippians 4:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Philippians 4:13, NIV: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." He gave a gift that met their need for the next two days (George Muller: Delighted in God! I once heard someone say, “When I do something wrong, I have to take the blame, but when I do something right, God gets the credit.” This person was complaining, but he was exactly correct. Philippians 4:13 . A click on the Greek will lead you to the corresponding article in Abarim Publications's online Biblical Greek Dictionary Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved. The phrase “to be content” is key. There is no corruption, no evil propensity, no failing that you cannot overcome, through Christ which strengtheneth you. 6:2; 7:11; 1 Ki. He will not exact more than He knows your strength will bear. We live in relative luxury, even if we live in a house that is too small or only have one car. II. We can’t jump into the presence of God, but Jesus can lift us into the presence of God. J Vernon McGee recommends some caution when interpreting and applying this verse writing, When Paul says all things, does he literally mean all things? As Paul says (2Cor. Matthew 26:40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? If it's not so good, I can deal with it. (The Epistle to the Philippians ), Nothing between my soul and my Savior, Then Php 4:13—"I have learned through the power of Jesus Christ that I can face whatever comes my way." Of course, the advertising industry tries to convince us that we can’t possibly be happy unless we have their product, and we often take the bait, only to find that we own one more thing to break down or one more time consuming piece of equipment to add more pressure to an already overloaded schedule. This is also true of the Christian’s inward struggles with his corruptions. I have to admit I've really been complaining about it. She telephoned her husband at work one day and tearfully described the visit of a friend who had pinned this verse above the kitchen sink: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). The answer lies buried in the midst of a thank-you note. It is the result of vital union with Him. The Bible extols hard work and the rewards that come from it, as long as we are free from greed. "Today I was enabled to help and encourage a troubled person.". In knowing the truth of who our God is in this way, we can be at peace. ", There is not a brick nor a stone laid in the work of our sanctification until we go to Christ. Though I have not outward comforts and worldly conveniences to supply my necessities, yet I have a sufficient portion between Christ and my soul abundantly to satisfy me in every condition.”. Thine was no empty boast. The meaning is often misconstrued and misappropriated; if anything, Philippians 4:13’s true meaning is somewhat lost. It is a process, something that we learn from walking with God each day. Ischus, to take a fa­miliar illustration, is the power lodged in the arm, kratos is that arm stretched out or up-lifted with conscious aim, while energeia is the same arm at actual work, accomplishing the designed result. If you read the context, he is speaking about the varying and sometimes difficult circumstances of life. At those times, he did not grumble or panic, but submitted to the sovereign hand of God, trusting that God knew what was best for him and that He always cared for His children (1Pe 5:6, 7-notes). Jesus and I. 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). Dwell on that present tense, strengthens. Godly people have always known this secret. Let me remind you of some of the sayings of the martyrs, which I have jotted down in my readings. His arm is the arm on which you must daily lean as you come up out of the wilderness of this world. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. Well, we don’t answer them; we bring them Goliath’s head, and request them to say whether that is the effect of our pride and the naughtiness of our heart. We can’t jump out of our sins but Jesus can lift us out of our sins. That effort which is begun without prayer will end without praise. I've tried to stop sucking my thumb, but I can't quit either!" I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, Who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service" (1Ti 1:12). Then you must begin with Christ. Who would not wish to be such a favoured one, feeling ever the gentle touch of the hands of God, empowering us, and working with us! Philippians 4:13 was Paul's personal testimony that he had learned to be content in all situations, in plenty and in want (Php 4:11, 12). We are commanded to be lights to the world, to be witnesses for Jesus Christ. He gives me love that casts out fear; Even the people in his church back home weren’t sure he could carry on the work. Would you become a new creature? He lined the children up in front of one of the front pews and told them to jump across the aisle so they would be in front of the pew on the other side of the aisle. Have you never thought how varied were the trials, and how innumerable the achievements of the apostle Paul? He and his wife had taken literally Jesus’ command to give away all their possessions (Luke 14:33), so they had no personal resources. But some of it is fueled by a gnawing discontent that we think will be satisfied when we find the right living situation. Vincent adds strengthens me can be translated. ANSWER. Hour by hour, as the tides of golden sun-heat are quietly absorbed by flowers and giant trees--so will the strength of the living Saviour pass into our receptive natures. The word content (Php 4:11-note) comes from a Greek word that means self-sufficient or independent. 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. This truth is Jesus’ essential teaching in His illustration in John 15 of the vine and the branches. Amen.”. A gift is a manifestation of the Spirit of God in the life of the believer. Today so strong and brave, Christ keeps the royal fort of grace—so that it is not blown up. Holiness is His special gift to His believing people. Before the believer arrives to the full enjoyment of Christ in eternal glory, he has … many enemies to encounter; many trials and troubles to conflict with; a body of sin and death to be delivered from; many lusts to be mortified; many corruptions to be subdued; a legion of sins to strive against; graces to be exercised; duties to be performed; in one word—he has to glorify Christ in the world, by his life and walk. Philippians 4:13 is one of the most well-known New Testament verses, but it’s also notoriously misused. If we can just get fair treatment, we think we’ll be happy. (Hughes, R. K., & Chapell, B. Phil. Do you want to attain holiness? Learn how your comment data is processed. A brave heart can master even a sluggish liver. 2:10 - Whenever I say, “Not your will, but mine be done” I forfeit contentment and step out of God’s will. Paul uses endunamoo commanding the Ephesian saints to, be strong (endunamoo = present imperative = command to continually be empowered via union with Christ) in the Lord and in the strength of His might." (Philippians 4:13.) If your treasure is in this world, your heart will be in this world, which isn’t the most secure environment! Paul tells slaves not to give undue concern to gaining their freedom, but if they are able to do so, they should (1Co 7:21). When the student turned around, she realized she had offended him. Of course not. The Apostle Paul knew the secret, too. He not only gives us our garland when we overcome—but our strength whereby we overcome. There is hell, with all its demons, your sworn enemy. “Let the weak say, I am strong;” and the stripling go forth with confidence against Goliath. Nobody knows. 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” (Phil. Philippians 4:10-13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”. Let it teach you to cease from yourself, but not from your work. Yes, I find myself more helpless now—than I thought myself then. All rights reserved). Most of us living in America have far, far more than our needs. They talked for some time, and finally the merchant left. That’s the secret of contentment--to be captivated by Christ--as the Sovereign to whom I submit; as the Savior whom I serve; as the Sufficient One whom I trust in every situation. Without Christ he can do nothing, but with Christ he can do all things. They run in vain and labor in vain, and little wonder; for they are beginning at the wrong end. Paul has been encouraging the Philippians towards joy, reasonableness, lack of anxiety and God’s peace, to focus on that which is true. It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. It will be worth it (Ro 8:28), “I can’t forgive myself” He bids us to renew our applications to him; and, in answer to them, imparts “grace sufficient for us.” There are no limits to his communications: however “wide we open our mouth, he will fill it.” He is “able to make all grace abound towards us, that we, having always all-sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work:” he is ready to “do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think.” “If only we believe, all things shall be possible unto us:” we shall be “able to quench all the fiery darts of the devil,” and “be more than conquerors over all the enemies of our souls.”. KJ21. Those two remind me of the way believers sometimes feel about their struggle with sins of the flesh. So it is not your old experiences, but your daily experiences, not your old drinkings at the well of life, but your daily refreshings from the presence of God that can make you strong to do all things. IT WAS a marvellous statement for a man to make: "I can do all things." Walk through their ranks, and as they bite their iron bonds in agony and despair; say to them as you look in their face, “I can do all things;” and if loosed for a moment Diabolus should meet you in the field, and Apollyon should stride across the way, and say, “I swear by my infernal den that thou shalt come no further, here will I spill your soul,” — up at him! Go not forth to thy work therefore till thou hast first prayed. Can do (2480) (ischuo from ischus = might) means to be strong in body or in resources. Nelson, Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret for Contentment, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. We can do all things through Christ, because He is love. We receive the promise that he will never leave us or forsake us, that he will help us through all the trials of life. If you’re in an unpleasant job, there is nothing wrong with going back to school to train for a better job or from making a change to another job, as long as you do so in submission to the will of God. The meaning is often misconstrued and misappropriated; if anything, Philippians 4:13’s true meaning is somewhat lost. From these uses of endunamoo note how from from beginning to end Paul expresses his need of and dependence on the empowerment of His Lord. “Is that all?” he asked. I can’t jump like a grasshopper can jump. Just send up a thought of aspiration, oh thou of little faith. But in order to enable his people to do all things, Christ also quickens the mental faculties. 1743endynamóō(from 1722/en"in," which intensifies 1412/dynamóō, "sharingpower-ability") – properly, to impartability(make able); empowered. “In love?” he asked. Mt 5:13; Mt 8:28; 9:12; 26:40; Mk 2:17; 5:4; 9:18 = (here ischuo refers to power as evidenced by extraordinary deeds); Mk 14:37; Lk 6:48; 8:43; 13:24; 14:6, 29, 30; 16:3; 20:26; Jn. "Today God enabled me to overcome my fear through faith." (2d ed. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in matchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings, in cold and nakedness. You must not only be rooted, you must also be built up in Him. I will supply all your needs (Php 4:19), “I’m afraid” ZA Blog. 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? I have not given you a spirit of fear (2Ti 1:7), “I’m always worried and frustrated” 4:13; Gal. I have renounced all sinful pleasure; If a man fears death he feels a thousand deaths in fearing one. Now the Christian is “like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water, and bringeth forth its fruits in its season.” It is to this change of circumstances that the Apostle more immediately refers in the text: “I have learned,” says he, “in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. God always gives enough strength for the next step. Notice the balance between God’s part and our part. bitterness, and despair. Ah professors! He gives me sunshine for my shadow, And not only does he thus give a sort of sacred tenacity and obstinacy of spirit combined with faith, but often Christians anticipate the joys of heaven, just when their pangs are greatest. He thanks them for their financial gift — prisoners in Rome were responsible for their own expenses. None of us can explain the mysterious operations of the Holy Spirit; we can only explain one effect by another. Lord save me—or I perish!" Nebuchadnezzar walks through the midst of the great city; he sees its stupendous tower threading the clouds; he marks the majestic and colossal size of every erection, and he says in his heart, “Behold this great Babylon which I have builded. It’s like the story of two teardrops floating down the river of life. And then look beneath you. The strength of Christ is never found in the heart that boasts its own strength. Short, pithy words; but what a glorious utterance! Will you not give yourselves to him? If you have grace in your heart, you are called to do good to others. In fact, Philippians 4:11 states, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Paul focused on contentment, not earthly abundance. It is to spiritual might that the verb refers, and that might has no limitations. I tell you, if you were called to be a king, you might seek the strength of Christ, and say in this position too, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” You ought to have no choice as to what you shall be. [Meyer]. 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]. Philippians 4:13(NASB) Picture courtesy of Imagebase. Philippians 4:10-13 The Secret for Contentment) (Steven Cole's sermons by Scripture - Highly Recommended - They read essentially like a verse by verse commentary!). Paul had strength so long as Jesus kept putting His power into him. Some think that because they were converted fifty years ago they can do without daily supplies of grace. I am able (2Corinthians 9:8), “It’s not worth it” You will have remarked, I do not doubt, in the controversies which the ancient confessors of the faith have had with heretics and persecuting kings and bishops, the singular way in which poor illiterate persons have been able to refute their opponents. For example, he may write, "Today I was enabled to share my testimony with a friend." How may we fight the good fight so as to overcome? 14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. We have no ability of ourselves to fulfill this command. That secret is stated in verse 13. He doesn't record key activities until after they've taken place. May all who read these pages know these things by experience and not by hearsay only! Certainly God cannot be blamed for our sins, but only He can provide the spiritual power to enable us to live godly lives. We may not always feel its presence; but we shall find it present whenever we begin to draw on it. But the church today is selling out the joy of trusting in the all-sufficient Christ for a mess of worldly pottage that does not satisfy. what a comment! 4:11-note). Truly you may adopt Paul’s language and say, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”. III. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere, and in all things, I am instructed, both to be full, and to be hungry; both to abound, and to suffer need. Let’s look at it alongside the verses before it: “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Paul was not detached from people nor from his feelings. That’s when we need a thankful heart that daily acknowledges gratitude for His provision. The president's wife came to the door and explained politely that her family didn't need any more books. (Young's Literal reads "very strong is a working supplication of a righteous man"). ( Log Out /  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. With God’s help, however, he did a magnificent job. Then a letter from a friend opened his eyes to the adequacy of Christ. Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida (1989), Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains, 2 vols. Make a meal? He will not impose upon you one needless burden. Ours lies in our Head, Christ (Ep 4:15, 16-note, Ep 5:23-note, Col 1:18-note, Col 2:10-note, Col 2:19-note). It is just with God, that he who trusts himself (cp Pr 3:5, 6, Ps 37:3, 5-note)—should be left to himself! I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28, 29, 30), “Nobody really loves me” 2:10; 16:10; 28:32; 31:6, 7, 23; Jos. No matter what affliction or crisis we may face, we too can decide how we will respond. Let me put this teaching in one sentence: Through Jesus Christ you can do everything God wants you to do this year. If you are walking with God and you find yourself in a desperate situation, you can know that you are not there by chance. Ponder another definition of infuse as to introduce one thing into another so as to affect it throughout, with the implication that there is a pouring in of something that gives new life or significance! Psalm 119:33, 34, 35, 36, 37 is a good example of such a prayer of dependence. Prayer whips the devil. 1989. “A strong man” (Mt 12:29): a mighty famine (Luke 15:14): his letters are powerful (2 Cor. Wiersbe, W: With the Word: Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Handbook. Would you continue holy? Wait for nobody. And now, my dear friends, looking up to Christ which strengtheneth me, I shall endeavor to speak of my text under three heads. Wait for nothing. 115-116). seek grace to appropriate Philippians 4:13, and turn it into earnest prayer: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." The ministry needs you — young men who have talents and ability. What else do we need? Let your life be infused with Jesus! And, Philippians 4:13 clearly shows that Paul did not mean the word in the pagan sense of self-sufficiency, since he affirms that his sufficiency is in Christ. Did he make stars that should not shine, and suns that should give no light, and moons that should not cheer the darkness? if there is a man here to-day that is going home to his house, and when he gets there will say this afternoon — “Thank God I have nothing to do;” and if to-morrow when you come home from your business, you say, “Thank God I have no connection with any church; I have nothing to do with the religious world, I leave that to other people; I never trouble myself about that,” — you need not trouble yourself about going to heaven; you need not trouble yourself about being where Christ is, at least until you can learn that more devoted lesson. He could remain at peace that God was with him. 73:25). If your treasure is in the kingdom of God, your heart will be there, and it is a secure, certain realm. But I know that we two shall win in the end— (Phillips: Touchstone). Do not they always sound the clarion as they rush to battle, “Sound the trumpet, and heat the drums, now the conquering hero comes,” indeed — comes face to face with death, face to face with pain, and surely they who lead the van in the midst of such heroes should sing as they come to the fires. Victor). The barber sheepishly confessed, "I have." Would you be a partaker of the divine nature? "All Things" really means "In All Circumstances". Privation, suffering, and martyrdom could not subdue him, and what might seem impracticable should be surmounted by him in his borrowed might. “I can—through Christ!” was Paul’s motto, and it can be our motto too. Philippians 4:13. HELPS Word-studies. Contentment also means not being battered around by difficult circumstances or people, and not being wrongly seduced by prosperity, because our life is centered on a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. But this doctrine is under attack by the “Christian” psychology movement, which claims that Christ is sufficient for your “spiritual” needs (whatever that means! Is not Christ ever ready to assist us? Who are you?” “I’m a teardrop from the girl who got him.”. There is no temptation which we cannot master; no privation which we cannot patiently bear; no difficulty with which we cannot cope; no work which we cannot perform; no confession or testimony which we cannot make--if only our souls are living in healthy union with Jesus Christ, for as our day, or hour, is, so shall our strength be: so much so, that we shall be perfectly surprised at ourselves, as we look back on what we have accomplished. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. No one knows what it cannot do now that a Samson wields it. "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Paul also wrote that we should care for one another and share in one another's distress (Galatians 6:2; Php 2:4 [note]; Php 4:14 [note]). Paul said, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Phil. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. Our lack of contentment is seen in our clamoring for our rights, all the while claiming that we have been victimized. Linger not. ’I can do all things.’” A few hours and he can do nothing except that in which the beast excels him; he eats grass like the oxen, until his hair has grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. (The Fight of Faith Crowned), The Christian's strength (Thomas Watson, "The One Thing Necessary"), "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." No. We mistakenly think that we will be content when we accumulate enough money in the bank and enough possessions to make us secure. But Paul could say, “I die daily,” and yet he was still stedfast and immovable in the hourly expectation of a painful departure. At first sight we suppose the speaker had either had but very little experience of the world with its varying conditions; or that he was some favoured child of fortune, who had never known want, because possessing an abundant supply of wealth and power. If his master should appoint him to a throne, he would rule well, or should he bid him play the menial part he would make the best of servants: in all places and in all duties the Christian is always strong enough, if the Lord his God be with him. I change with the changing sky, Think so, and you will be little as long as you live, and you will die little, and never achieve anything great. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: I am ready for anything through the strength of the one who lives within me. 2:6; 15:7; 17:13; 19:11; 25:8; 32:7; Esther 4:17; Job 36:9, 31; Ps. But let me notice that Paul here meant that he could endure all trials. That battle which commences without holy reliance upon God, shall certainly end in a terrible rout. Reprinted by permission. If you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior, victory is possible through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. (Copyright 1995, Steven J. Cole, All Rights Reserved. (Ep 6;10-note), Paul used this word repeatedly in his epistles to Timothy, initially writing. While he was a poor man he was a prince in a peasant’s garb; when he became rich, he was poor in a bad sense — mean in heart with means in hand. Of course, none of them could jump that far. 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. The Stoics elevated this word, the ability to be free from all want or needs, as the chief of all virtues. He could attempt all which duty required, and he could succeed in all; for to him the epithet "impossible", in an ethical aspect, had no existence… It is also to be borne in mind that this ability came not from his commission as an apostle, but from his faith as a saint. I have seen that man acquire wealth, and I have marked that he was more penurious; that he was, in fact, more straitened than he was before; he had less trust in God, less liberality of soul. Christ strengthening him, a Christian is ready for all places. In Philippians 4:13, the verb is present tense, meaning, God’s continual, day-by-day infusing me with strength as I serve Him. Why? There are nine of us living in one room. You can do all things for your fellow-men. "I've tried to quit a thousand times but I just can't." Endunamoo in simple terms means "to put power in" (like a car needs gas for power) and so to make strong, vigorous, to strengthen, or to be strengthened, enabled or empowered inwardly. It pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell, a full supply for all a believer’s wants. With the enablement of the Holy Spirit, we can refuse to paint our lives in the dull gray of grumbling and complaining. Php 4:1-23, Philippians 4:13 I can do (1SPAI) all things through Him who strengthens (PAPMSD) me. If our focus is on our Savior and on doing what He has called us to do for His kingdom, which includes growing in personal holiness, then we can be content with what He provides. Philippians 4:13). 10:10): a strong consolation (He 6:18-note): a mighty angel (Re 18:21-note). Part of creating an accurate translation is being fair to the original text and the other part is using words that communicate accurately for the new language. We are to feed upon Him daily. 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