For as long as I can remember, I have either heard this verse quoted or have even quoted it myself. When faced with any type of situation that may feel overwhelming to me, I would be reminded of this verse and tell myself I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
There is no doubt that the truth of this verse is evident, and Jesus himself said apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5), which means the inverse of this is true – that with Jesus you can do everything. This is the main truth of this verse in Philippians. However, I would like to highlight another truth from this verse that we can easily miss. To help make the point, let’s look at the verses before we get to verse 13. For these passages I am going to turn to the NIV.
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