18) But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
The Apostle Paul, when referring to the sacrificial giving of the church at Phillippi, described the gifts as sacrifices with which God was well-pleased. Every time that we, as Christians, sacrifice for the cause of Christ our God is well-pleased with us. The sacrifices we make do not go unnoticed by God. When we give of ourselves we are simply “laying up in store” for our eternal home. (1 Tim 6:19) Our God turns our sacrificial giving into our eternal gain!
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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