Go not forth till thou hast first prayed. An apt parallel to the whole context is Ps. "Commentary on Philippians 4:13". 2. ], [Great are his inward corruptions; and many are the temptations to call them forth: but he is enabled to mortify and subdue them [Note: Galatians 5:24.]. The strength of the Almighty One enters into the believer. It was a vain brag of that heathen prince that caused it to be engraven upon his tombstone, παντα ποιειν εδυναμην, I could do all things. 2. Cease from yourself, from man. 4. . I gazed with wonder at the boy. World English Bible I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. This sums it all up: by the power that Christ gives me. 1832. He has been initiated, he says, into the great mystery of contentment. Just todayjust today. Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text. Commit means to hand over, to trust wholly to another. Birch. The grandeur of the Christian life. 1 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 4:17. But in reference to all the foregoing points, we must acknowledge, that all Christians are not equally advanced; nor does any Christian so walk as not to shew, at some time or other, that “he has not yet attained, nor is altogether perfect [Note: Philippians 3:12. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Philippians 4:13". Philippians 4:13. Have his sufferings given him so stern a courage that he is not to be turned away? Paul was remarkable for humility; it grew with him. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. 13). 6). His self-sufficiency in reality came from being in vital union with One who is all-sufficient.". May all of us be strong in Him.”, No man is likely to accomplish much who moodily indulges a desponding view of his own capacities. I. S. Martin, Westminster Chapel Sermons, 1st series, p. 126. So ministers are more tried than others, partly because of their vocation, and partly that they may have wisdom and grace to succour the tempted. Look at the assistance obtained from--. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Philippians 4:13". Pride says it can obey God and does not. Iv. Philippians 4:13. ].” If we are “strong in any degree, it is in the Lord, and in the power of his might [Note: Ephesians 6:10. When he came in sight of the stake he exclaimed, “Oh! 11–13. He may brave dangers and accomplish many wonderful works, but he does not know how to be abased and how to abound. "All things" in the context included being content with little or much materially, but Christ can enable His children to do much more than this (cf. These errors, irreconcilable though they may seem, are often found side by side. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, enclass="greek-hebrew">τωι ενδυναμωσαντι με, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, "The secret of Paul"s independence was his dependence upon Another. who initiates into that Divine mystery? Get updates from Zondervan Academic directly in your inbox. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. By His example, showing us how to do all that He requires in His own life. Why? Philippians 4:13. The true children of God can do all things that they can ever desire to do, viz., the will of God. That contentment which is in one sense a mystery is in another equally true sense a grace and a strength. The certain triumph of Christianity. BibliographySimeon, Charles. All Rights Reserved. "Commentary on Philippians 4:13". I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. It is wrong to insert an infinitive between ἰσχύω and πάντα, for πάντα is the accusative of object, as in Galatians 5:6, James 5:16, in which places τι and πολύ are similarly employed with πάντα. An apostle is no exception to this rule. 'Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.'--PHIL. ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντί με. (Archdeacon Hare. 1887. 1871-8. We deprecate the indolent cowardice of the man who always felt assured that every new enterprise would be too much for him, and therefore declined it; but we admire the pluck of the ploughman who was asked on his cross examination if he could read Greek, and replied he did not know, because he had never tried. Paul manifests the fact of what he could do because of the indwelling Spirit. Suffering and contentment. Because of Christ (verse13). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/philippians-4.html. This need not be. The greatness of Christ as suggested by the place given Him by such a man as Paul. "And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with … The slothful man, too, who has drugged his conscience with the notion that as his best works cannot earn heaven, so it matters not what his works are, must be startled now and then by scriptural exhortations to holiness; but when so startled he whispers to himself that let the worst come to the worst he will reform by and by. Using only such a latitude of expression as is common in the Holy Scriptures, we may say concerning every true Christian, that he can, [In following his Divine Master, he may be called to suffer reproaches, privations, torments, and death itself. Cranmer and Ridley were no match for Jane Bouchier the Baptist martyr. So, if we give our trials to Him, He will carry them. Philippians 4:13 Context. Swallow. The adjective ἐνδύναμος, from which it springs, is only found in late Byzantine Greek. The believer is weak in himself. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/philippians-4.html. As chapter3says: "I count everything but loss just for Him." And being fully available to God, He became one of God's greatest channels of blessing to the world. 4. Now will you read those verses through again? To cease either is to cease to be a Christian. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. Do you need strength? Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. What has been done is only an earnest of what will be done. To His everyday purpose and action. 1840-57. "Be Careful for Nothing; but in Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving Let Your Requests be Made Known unto God" (Phil. 4. A fine harmony in the two statements. Is not Omnipotence pledged for our support? 6. Observe ἐν τῷ ἐνδ. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Philippians 4:13". 13. πάντα ἰσχύω. That’s where verse 13 comes in. So with all Christians. The world tries to find contentment in complete self-sufficiency. See same phrase in 1 Timothy 1:12 twi endunamwsanti me (aorist tense here).