The book of Philippians is a compilation of letters written to the church in Philippi, Greece – the first European church established on Paul’s second missionary journey recorded in Acts. Paul wrote to thank the church for their financial support, update them on how he was doing in prison, and to encourage living in Christ.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
How this book may nourish your spirit.
Paul expounds the life, suffering, service, and suffering of Christ and relates it to the Christian life we’re called to live.
Paul’s offers an example and advice for maintaining a joyful posture in the face of adversity.
The book pulls your eyes away from the world and focuses on Christ in our life, Christ in our mind, Christ as our goal, and Christ as our strength.
Paul points to the cross and gives God the credit for our transformation in Christ.
Did you know that meditating is compared to chewing something with your mind? More specifically, it is a synonym for ruminating which also refers to "chewing the cud" - a process of eating for optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients. Below are 3 simple steps to improve your ingestion of God's word.
Take it personally.
The Word of God is spirit and life (John 6:63); it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12).