Paul has a good relationship with the church in Philippi. They were excited about giving generously and increasing God’s Kingdom, and Paul did not want those brothers and sisters to lose that joy. “You Philippians well know, and you can be sure I’ll never forget it, that when I first left Macedonia province, venturing out with the Message, not one church helped out in the give-and-take of this work except you. You were the only one. Even while I was in Thessalonica, you helped out—and not only once, but twice. Not that I’m looking for handouts, but I do want you to experience the blessing that issues from generosity.” Blessings given are often blessings returned. I hope we don’t get tired of the idea that we are blessed to be a blessing. It continues to be a major theme in God’s Story. Let’s not miss out on His goodness!