"But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." ~Philippians 1:18-21
"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ...without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God." ~Philippians 1:27a, 28
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves...Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
"...so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God, without fault in a crooked and depreved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe..." ~Philippians 2:15
"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." ~Philippians 3:8a
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:4-7 God promises to give us peace when we put our trust in Him and stop worrying about worldly things!
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." ~Philippians 4:8-9
"...I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through him who gives me strength." ~Philippians 4:12b-13 How often do those who quote that verse look at it in its context, I wonder? This is the first time I've paid attention to that.
I still can't get over all the great words that I have been missing everytime I decided to go online or talk on the phone or watch a movie instead of reading my Bible, and how many great words I still miss when I still make those choices over reading the word. (Not that I think any of those things are wrong, I just need to put them where they belong on my list of priorities.)
I hope people read these, they are so great.