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Philippians 4:1

Philippians 4:1

At the start of this final section of Paul's letter to the believers he loved so dearly, at Philippi and having encouraged them to live for Christ; to be like Christ; to rejoice in Christ; to continue in Christ, and to remember all that Christ has done for them, he finally calls them to stand fast in Christ.

Paul had a great love for all who had heard and accepted the gospel of grace through his ministry read more...

Philippians 4:4

Philippians 4:4

We are called to rejoice in the Lord; to pray without ceasing and in everything to give thanks to the Lord our God, for the joy of the Lord is our health and strength, and His mercy endures forevermore. We are exhorted to rejoice in the Lord and to take refuge in Him, for He has done wonderful things for all who have trusted in the name of His dearly beloved Son.

In the knowledge of what God has done for us, through the read more...

Philippians 4:5

Philippians 4:5

Both the extended greetings at the beginning of Paul’s many epistles and the lengthy farewells at the end, give us a wealth of information on God plans and purposes for His Church and teach us much on living the Christian life, in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

As Paul starts to draw his Philippian letter to a conclusion, read more...

Philippians 4:6

Philippians 4:6

Prayer is a wonderful privilege to the one who is saved by grace thorough faith in Christ, for by His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection He tore down the dividing wall between God and man, and gave us access to His throne of grace, for mercy to find help in time of need. And we are exhorted not to worry about anything, but instead to pray confidently about everything - telling the Lord what we need, laying our petitions at His feet, and thanking Him read more...

Philippians 4:7

Philippians 4:7

As he draws his letter to the believers at Philippi to a close, Paul encourages all of us to live godly lives and to apply all the principles of spiritual living that we learned from him, so that we may live a normal, Christian life that is acceptable to the Father and honouring to the Son - and to do so will ensure that God's incomprehensible peace will protect our hearts and govern our minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are read more...

Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:8

As Christians we have a been brought into a family relationship with God through our union with Christ - by faith. But we are expected to take responsibility for walking in spirit and truth; living as unto the Lord; trusting in the Word of God; depending on our heavenly Father; submitting to the Holy Spirit; abiding in Christ and appropriating all that is ours in Him - by faith.

But this can only be done as we focus the eyes of read more...

Philippians 4:10

Philippians 4:10

“Rejoice' is a word that Paul loved to use, and here in the book of Philippians he uses it 10 times in four short chapters. He rejoiced when the gospel of Christ was proclaimed and he rejoiced that he did not labour in vain. He rejoiced that he was poured forth in the sacrifice and service of these believers and he rejoiced in the Lord always ..and was not ashamed to say it again - rejoice in the Lord!!

As always, read more...

Philippians 4:11

Philippians 4:11

As he starts to draw his letter to the Philippians to a close, Paul gives a little teaching about giving.. both giving to others and receiving from others. Paul was incarcerated in a Roman prison when he penned this epistle to the Christians at Philippi, but he used it as an opportunity to emphasise the value of contentment in whatsoever circumstances we may find ourselves. And what an encouragement and example this short passage has been to many believers down read more...

Philippians 4:12

Philippians 4:12

The Philippian Christians had obviously supported Paul financially in the past.. but it appears that some time had elapsed with no supplemental help from them. But having at last received a little financial assistance from the believers there, Paul used this as a teaching opportunity to share the secret of godly contentment in every circumstance of life.

He explained that it is equally possible to be abased and live contentedly read more...

Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:13

Although incarcerated in a Roman prison when writing the epistle to the Philippians, Paul demonstrated that the joy of the Lord was His strength, no matter what difficult circumstances he had to face. Yes - Paul had learned the sufficiency that only comes through Christ and had discovered that true contentment is only gained from abiding in Him.

Like king David, this apostle was encompassed about by many enemies and had read more...

Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4:19

The abundant supply of our generous God is overflowing with gracious-mercy and bubbling over with loving-kindness. He does not make any promises that will be broken, and the super-abundance of His generosity covers all-things. It covers anything and everything that we need.

What we want is not always what we need, and the Lord graciously steps into our prayers, in order to translate any inappropriate desires, that may be in our heart, and read more...