The Big Read – Daily Read
v25-27: “Illness is an adversity common to all people.” Christians, including church leaders, are not exempt from getting ill. How should we respond when we hear that another Christian is sick? The Philippians model what it means to bear another’s burdens as not only were they “very said to hear about [Ephaphroditus’] illness,” they were also “heavy in spirit when they heard news about it, just as he was from being sick.”
v28-30: “To have our blessings restored to us after we have been in danger of losing them,” (or for a time have lost them), should “motivate us to value them more and to make the most of them.”
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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