Wednesday, May 3, 2023

May 3, 2023

Sometime last year, I began covering a New Testament chapter each day and writing a post about it. Maybe when I’m finished, I will put them together in a book; we’ll see if God leads me down that path again. However, there are some chapters that I tend to linger in because the content is so good that I can’t summarize it in one paragraph. Philippians 4 is one of those books. It is so encouraging; I can imagine how exhilarating it was for the Philippians to receive such a letter from Paul. Take a look at some of the verses from that chapter:

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. Philippians 4:6-7

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. Philippians 4:8

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I often recite these Bible verses without realizing they are all from the same chapter and book. I tend to memorize the content but forget the address, which is something I need to work on. During tough times, it's important to uplift and support each other. We should keep a collection of hopeful verses close by and commit them to memory for easy access in our minds. If you haven't memorized these scriptures, I encourage you to do so. Look them up in the version of the Bible you use; the ones I've included are from the English Standard Version.

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