Both of these letters were written by Paul most likely while he was in prison in Rome. While he had experienced dungeons, jails, beatings and hunger, this was most likely house arrest. He made the most of his time thinking and sharing Christ with everyone he met. It obviously transformed his heart. Even in the midst of a loss of freedom, he still was filled with indescribable joy. In fact, the word joy is used 16 times in Philippians alone in 4 short chapters. He had discovered the great secret that Christ is the only way to die and the best way to live. That joy, peace, life can be yours too.
Attitude is Everything
Who do you share a spiritual connection with? Have you thanked them recently?
When have you seen something good come from something “bad?”
How do people describe your attitude? How does it match with the description of Jesus’ attitude in Philippians 2:6-11?
What does it mean to “work out your salvation?” (Philippians 2:12)