Overview

Unity and Reconciliation (Verses 1-3):
The chapter begins with Paul urging two women, Euodia and Syntyche, to resolve their differences. He encourages them, and by extension all of us, to live in unity, emphasizing the importance of cooperation within the church community.
The Power of Prayer and Contentment (Verses 4-13):
This section is packed with timeless advice. Paul urges believers to rejoice always, be gentle, and not to worry. Instead, we're told to pray about everything and thank God for His provision. The peace of God, he assures us, will guard our hearts and minds. He also talks about learning to be content in all situations‚ÄĒrich or poor, well-fed or hungry. His secret? "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Final Thoughts and Gratitude (Verses 14-23):
Paul ends by expressing his gratitude for the Philippians' support. However, he makes it clear that his ultimate trust and strength come from Christ. He closes with greetings and a final blessing, always keeping the focus on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In Philippians 4, the practical wisdom and spiritual insights intertwine seamlessly. It’s a call to action for every believer: live in unity, replace worry with prayer, learn contentment, and find your strength in Christ. All these pieces fit together to help us lead a life that honors God and blesses others.

Philippians 4

1  Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2  I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

3  And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

4  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

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

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

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

8  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.

9  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.

10  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

14  Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

15  Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

16  For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

17  Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

18  But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20  Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21  Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.

22  All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

23  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (To the Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.)

End of Philippians 4


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