| The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 4 – Part 2


10 September 2021

The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 4 – Part 2

 

We are continuing in the epistle of Philippians.  In this series “The Epistle Of Joy Chapter 4” –

 

As we grow in the Lord and become familiar with the does and don’ts of the Christian life, it is easy to get complacent.  We reason, “I know what the Scripture says, so why continue to study it?”  We go through the outward motions of church attendance and Christian service, often becoming overly busy with religious activities.  We think we have arrived.

 

Paul has experienced tremendous suffering caused both by his personal choices and persecution for the gospel’s sale. Despite all he has suffered he has, learned to experience a deeply abiding joy and peace, while keeping his heart and mind through Christ Jesus.  

 

Part 2 – As believers we are to let our gentleness or moderation be known to all men. This is someone who is sweetly reasonable, forbearing, satisfied no matter the situation. This person is the opposite of contentious, they look carefully at the facts in a situation with a reasonable, steady observation. One of the ways that we maintain this is by presenting our situations to God in prayer through request or supplication with thanksgiving. As we practice these truths the peace of God guards our hearts and minds.