Philippians 4:2-9 Video Devotional

“I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:2-9)

It is here we get to the climax of the letter to the church in Philippi. Everything Paul has brought up until now is setting for this punchline. Remember, from the beginning that being a Christian in this town was not easy and Paul, with his experience and desire to participate in the life of Christ was the perfect compliment to it. It was time for the Philippians to put the rubber to the road and…REJOICE!

That’s right – they have nothing to worry about. God is doing what He wants to do with them; He is working out His plan to fruition and working on them in the process. Thus, the command to the church is to think about good things and rejoice in the Lord. Let go of anxiety, pray and ask God for what you need, then turn your mind to the good things. That’s our command – regardless of the circumstances, we are to give it over to God and focus on good things. So let’s celebrate!

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