Philippians 4:17-18 Would you rather give or receive?

Do you find it easier to give than receive? I’d rather be the “have” than the “have-not.” It has something to do with pride, ego, what will others think of me, . . . I’m learning. It didn’t bother Paul to be on the receiving end. He reveled in the gifts and said “thank you.”
Philippians 4:17-18 (The Message)

Not that I’m looking for handouts, but I do want you to experience the blessing that issues from generosity. And now I have it all—and keep getting more! The gifts you sent with Epaphroditus were more than enough, like a sweet-smelling sacrifice roasting on the altar, filling the air with fragrance, pleasing God no end.

Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind.
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