Philippians 4:14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know
that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
The Philippian Church was committed to getting the good news of Jesus Christ to the world beyond their physical boundaries. Jesus came to take His message to the world. The local church has the responsibility of reaching all within its local geographical area, but also to areas beyond. The local church needs to support missionaries to unreached people groups just like the Philippian Church helped the Apostle Paul reach out to yet unreached people. Paul did not seek the gift, but gladly received it noting Philippians were building their heavenly account. Epaphroditus carried the gift to Paul as a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 tells us that sharing what we have is a pleasing sacrifice to our Lord. Please note What Paul said to the Philippians in verse 19: "My God will supply your every need according to His riches of glory in Christ Jesus." We can't out give God. He will keep providing for us to be generous in supporting His work (2 Corinthians 9:8)
What is the impact of this scripture on our daily living? We need to make sure our local church is generously supporting those taking the gospel to regions of unreached people that are beyond our own geographical reach. We need to be assured that our practice of generous giving will always be supplied and sustained by our generous Lord.