Friday, February 5, 2016

Philippians, Day 5 Readings

The Good Life, Even in Hard Times      

Today's reading provides the fitting conclusion of Paul's letter to the Philippians.  Having praised their faithfulness, Paul simply encourages them to continue living out their faith as they have been.  They need to take care of each other, focus on the good things they can do for each other, and have joy in their purpose for God, even when times are tough.  If they do these things, exemplified through their consistent and selfless financial support of Paul's ministry, they will receive God's blessings -- some in this world and many more in the next.

Read Philippians 4:2-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Philippians 4:2-23 today.