4:17, 18 As is made emphatically clear in v. 18, Paul is amply supplied and wants to place no further strain on the church’s resources. Yet the main cause of Paul’s rejoicing (v. 10) is not that his needs have been fully met. Rather he perceives that the Philippians’ gifts are an act of worship pleasing to God (Heb. 13:15, 16), and he knows that God will richly bless them in return (2 Cor. 9:6). See “Pleasing God” at 1 Thess. 2:4.