Joy, {absence of} Anxiety, and Peace


These are the verses I worked on this week from the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi.

Rejoice in the Lord always:  and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do:  and the God of peace shall be with you.

Philippians 4:4-9

This may seem like a long passage, but many of the verses are familiar.  It is a good time to get caught up.  Next week, maybe.

Paul uses the word {as a command} rejoice a number of times in Philippians.  Here it is followed by leaving our cares with God in prayer, which results in the unfathomable peace of God.  And finally, what our thought life should be:  true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtue, praise {of God}.  Which brings us back to God’s peace again.

These verses are filled with truth.  This is but a cursory glance.

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