In Philippians 4, we see three things that Christ wants of us:
Christ wants us to be what we ought to be. Phil. 4:11, “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” Jesus wants us to be content and satisfied with life. And as long as we have Him in our lives, we need nothing else. In Him we can and should be content.
Christ wants us to do what we ought to do. Phil. 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” We can do anything that is within God’s will for our life. There are many things we ought to do that involve praising Him and promoting His cause. In Him we should have the motivation to love and serve Him.
Christ wants us to have what we ought to have. Phil. 4:19, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” If we be what we ought to be and do what we ought to do, then Christ will make sure that we have what we ought to have. If we fully trust Him, He will save us and sustain us. What more do we need? Whatever it is, Christ will be sure to provide that also.
Christ wants us to be what we ought to be, to do what we ought to do, and to have what we ought to have. Christ wants us. Does He have you—all of you?
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