Enough! (Part 2 of 2)

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by: Pastor David Huffstutler

01/16/2022

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Last week, we considered from Philippians 3:4–11 and 4:11–13 that contentment is found in Christ. When we know Him, His righteousness, His power for living, and have hope in the coming resurrection, it is enough. We can never say “it is enough” because of something earthly, whether it be our position or the possessions of this life. 

Continuing on, this week is just a short consideration of one further point. 

Paul knew his life and future with Christ was enough. Take his word for it. 

Going outside of Philippians, Paul knew what “enough” in heaven would be like. Remember that he previously spoke of having been “caught up to the third heaven… into paradise” where he “heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter” (2 Corinthians 12:2–4). Putting this passage with Philippians 3 and 4 above, Paul’s approach to life was to live for Christ now, die, and then be with Christ forever—in a place that he had seen and experienced before. He had seen “enough” in heaven and was looking forward to a permanent return. It’s no wonder he could say, “For me to live is Christ, and to do die is again” (Philippians 1:21), and, “My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23). 

I ask again, when is anything ever enough?

If you have a relationship with Christ, the righteousness of Christ, and will be called to life at the resurrection by Christ, it is enough. And if you have the resolve of Christ to live by His power to face whatever comes, it is enough. Don’t yearn for more when Christ is all you need. He is enough for you and me.

Last week, we considered from Philippians 3:4–11 and 4:11–13 that contentment is found in Christ. When we know Him, His righteousness, His power for living, and have hope in the coming resurrection, it is enough. We can never say “it is enough” because of something earthly, whether it be our position or the possessions of this life. 

Continuing on, this week is just a short consideration of one further point. 

Paul knew his life and future with Christ was enough. Take his word for it. 

Going outside of Philippians, Paul knew what “enough” in heaven would be like. Remember that he previously spoke of having been “caught up to the third heaven… into paradise” where he “heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter” (2 Corinthians 12:2–4). Putting this passage with Philippians 3 and 4 above, Paul’s approach to life was to live for Christ now, die, and then be with Christ forever—in a place that he had seen and experienced before. He had seen “enough” in heaven and was looking forward to a permanent return. It’s no wonder he could say, “For me to live is Christ, and to do die is again” (Philippians 1:21), and, “My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23). 

I ask again, when is anything ever enough?

If you have a relationship with Christ, the righteousness of Christ, and will be called to life at the resurrection by Christ, it is enough. And if you have the resolve of Christ to live by His power to face whatever comes, it is enough. Don’t yearn for more when Christ is all you need. He is enough for you and me.

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