DO and DO NOT – Book of Philippians 4:9

Today we are finishing our study on how God expects us to conduct ourselves during this life on earth in the book of Philippians.

I believe that the Book of Philippians is a God inspired guideline for our walk and being in this world. And just as a reminder, the Book of Philippians is not the only book in the Bible to give advice for life. We have to take the whole of Scripture into consideration and it’s important to keep all of it in context.

Philippians 4:9 (NKJV)
The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9
Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.

Paul is another example for us to follow. He practised what he preached! He was persecuted and put into jail but never renounced his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Paul stood tall because he knew God’s promise to him:

Hebrews 13:5b-6 (NKJV)
For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?”
(quoted from Psalm 118:6)

We, too, can trust and rely upon God’s promise to us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. God is with us 24/7 as it promises in the last part of verse 9: “Then the God of peace will be with you.

We know that our citizenship is not here on earth but in heaven with God. We are here only temporarily and we are here with a mission from God.

What’s our mission?

Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel and spread the word of God so that many will hear it and come to an understanding of the Truth because:

Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

May the Lord bless us all to stand tall for Him, keep shining for Him, and live for Him!

Do you practice what you believe?
Do you live for Him?
Feel free to leave me a comment; I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

Kindly note that I am not claiming to have exhausted all the instructions in Philippians. This list is not complete. I am sure I have overlooked a “Do” and a “Do Not”.

May our hearts rejoice in the Lord always!

I hope this post is an encouragement to you in your walk with the Lord.

Philippians 1:9-11 (NKJV)
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

To God be the Glory!

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