Today’s passage: Philippians 4:4-7
- We can rejoice in the Lord always because the Lord and His promises remain the same always.
- The Greek word translated as “reasonableness” in the ESV means to be gracious, courteous. The idea is that Christians are not to be insistent that everything be just right when dealing with other people.
- Christ is coming, there are bigger issues at hand than what many Christians can be prone to squabble over.
- When we truly understand the sovereign power of God and set our hope on what is to come, we will readily go to Him in prayer and the things of this world “will grow strangely dim.” (Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus)
Questions to consider:
- When a church is focused on the Great Commission and the glory of God, what kinds of things fall by the wayside? What things can churches argue about that ought never distract them?
- How does the command of verse 5 also correlate with what we read in verses 2-3?
- How does the promise of a guard over our hearts and minds give comfort? What do we often want to happen before our hearts and minds can settle down? How can dependence on God be better than the resolutions we desire?