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The Secret

What is the secret to life? What is it that will allow you to look at every day as a day to be discovered not one to be dreaded? Paul, who was certainly a pillar within the growing first century church, said the following, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." (Philippians 4:12b) The use of the word "secret" in the New Testament indicates something which, while it may be obscure in nature or kept hidden in the past, is now revealed. Paul saw what he hadn't seen before and this "secret" revealed allowed him to be content, whether he had little or much, was suffering or successful. His contentment was not based on circumstances. It was based on seeing through "any and every" circumstance the One who controls the circumstances. So then, he was full no matter if he was hungry or fully fed. He was satisfied no matter if he was suffering or celebra…