In Christ you can be Superman! You can earn a 200% bonus! You can live in the little house on the prairie!
Why? Well because you can ‘do all things through Christ who strengthens’ you! (Phil 4:13.)
But is this a promise made to us in every situation? Or is it situation specific?
In this post Jonathan Merritt puts one of Paul’s most quoted verses in its rightful context and suggests a rather different interpretation. Read the post for yourself – it’s well worth the effort; especially if you’re struggling with life today.
Here’s a quote to whet your appetite:
Paul isn’t telling Christians that they should dream bigger dreams; he is reminding them that they can endure the crushing feeling of defeat if those dreams aren’t realized. He’s not encouraging Christians to go out and conquer the world; he’s reminding them that they can press on when the world conquers them.