That’s what the noted commentator and Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe titled his commentary on Philippians, and for good reason. The following is an excerpt from his introduction to this book. – “Philippians is a letter saturated with joy. It provides one of the clearest pictures of the way Jesus practiced joy throughout His life (Phil. 2:5–11) and encourages us to have the same attitude. And it gives (4:4–9) priceless practical counsel on choosing and maintaining a joyful outlook—single-mindedness. Paul had profound confidence in the way God was working out His plans for those first Macedonian believers. From his encouraging words we get a glimpse of God’s parallel plan for us: He is “confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (1:6). God is the persistent, transforming God.”
Philippians contains some of our favorite promises of God and spiritual truths. Here are just a few…
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6, NKJV.
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19, NKJV.
“Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whateverthings are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8, NKJV.
I’m looking forward to taking this life-changing journey together with you through the book of Philippians.