Text: In this final chapter of his epistle, Paul begins with a section addressed in a very personal way to his dearly loved brothers in Philippi.The opening verses of Philippians 4 (v. 2-9) are bound … “Rejoice in the Lord always. Let your gentleness be known to all men. Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity. Among several general exhortations which Paul includes in this last chapter of his epistle to the Philippians, we find the following admonition: "Let your gentleness (moderation,KJV) be known be known to all men. The apostle exhorts the Philippians to stand fast in the Lord.  The Lord is at hand. 6 And, like unto the light, he shall thy righteousness display; And he thy judgment shall bring forth like noon-tide of the day. 2 A Christian Will Have a Good Attitude Toward Others! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. “Forbearance”: “Forbearing spirit be plain to everyone” (TCNT). Heloise, a household help guru, writes, "Don't assume So, what ever our circumstances might be today, rejoice in the Lord always, and again, REJOICE, and let your gentleness and moderation be known to all people! Paul goes on to encourage the believers to develop a Christlikeness, especially two distinctive Christian character traits, traits that will challenge our understanding of our relationships with God and with our neighbours: 1 A Christian Will Have a Deep Inner Joy! 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. A prison letter, it contains a Christological hymn about Christ's humility and exaltation, a glimpse into Paul's passion to know Christ, and a reflection on prayer and the peace it brings in the midst of stress, conflict, and opponents. The Lord is near. Let your gentleness be evident to all. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things (NASB: Lockman). Paul returns to the theme of the entire letter here, and almost repeats his encouragement from 3:1: Rejoice!. Philippians 4:4 Context. Like its English counterpart, eggus can be understood spatially or temporally. This has the appearance of being a phrase in common use among the early Christians, and as being designed to keep before their minds a lively impression of an event which ought, by … 6:1) ILLUSTRATION: There’s a story about six men who were stranded on a deserted island. This includes prayers and encouragement (Philippians 4:1–9) and a focus on God's provision (Philippians 4:10–20), followed by a short conclusion (Philippians 4:21–23). Please remember that all our meetings remain cancelled until medical authorities and government advise otherwise. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always. So, whatever our circumstances, Paul says Rejoice, REJOICE! Moderation means “graciousness” or “sweet reasonableness.” The believer who is at peace with his fellow Christian (verse 2), and who rejoices always (verse 4), is indeed a gracious, reasonable person. Philippians 4:4 (NIV) Rejoice in the Lord always. It combines ethics and eschatology, although its meaning is not entirely clear because of the ambiguity surrounding how eggus is supposed to be understood. The Lord is at hand - Is near; see the Philippians 3:20 note; 1 Corinthians 16:22 note. Let your moderation be known; exercising an even temper of mind, in governing the sensual appetite, with modesty, patience, and gentleness, in opposition to all impetuousness and inordinacy of affections, yea, to all excess and exorbitances in words and actions. There is no joy in a narrow selfishness; joy involves an open heart, a generous love.  It seems that the Greek word Paul uses here has no single English equivalent. ( Log Out /  This is the meaning of the Greek word, epieikes, translated "reasonableness" in the ESV. In chapter 4, he begins to … 3 Our Motivation for Joy and Grace. 1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. ( Log Out /  Philippians 4:6–7 ESV 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Now when I read this in the NKJV I was immediately struck by the difference between this translation and the AV. Gentleness is one of the fruit of the Spirit that is manifested in a life that is abiding in Christ, walking in the Spirit, trusting in God, demonstrating His love to others and obeying His word. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Philippians 4:1-9 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The first word in chapter 4—the Greek word hoste (so that, so then, wherefore, therefore)—connects chapter 4 to chapter 3. "THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS" The Virtue Of Gentleness (4:5) INTRODUCTION 1. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. I mean, revel in him! Bible Reading Philippians 4:2-5. PHILIPPIANS 4:5. “The Greek term contains the idea of yieldingness, gentleness or sweet reasonableness. Theme: In this world, we are to display a constant fellowship with Jesus through joy in all circumstances and graciousness toward all people. Each phrase gets its precise meaning … (10-14) Paul’s perspective on the gift from the Philippians. The reason for our Rejoicing and the motivation for our gracious attitude towards others is that, the Lord is at hand. He could show up any minute. Joy in the Lord tends to make men gentle and mild to others. In the Aristotelian' Ethics' it stands for the temper which contents itself with less than its due, and shrinks from insisting on its strict rights. WALKING THROUGH LIFE WITH JESUS – Philippians 4:4-5. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I will say it again: Rejoice! In chapter 3, Paul spoke primarily about his own situation. Sermon Seed #8 in the Series “This Is Living!” – Philippians 4:6-7. Catechism Class – H/C31A, Keys of the Kingdom, The Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches, The Sunday Sermon - 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, The Sunday Sermon - 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Raising of Lazarus. Philippians 4:5 “Let your forbearance be known unto all men. True and legitimate joy is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. o Paul reminds us of the wonderful Peace that God has given us in chapter 4 of his letter to the Philippians. (10-19) He concludes with prayer to God the Father, and his usual blessing. um if you know anything about the advent wreath in the advent candles um the third week is joy, but it's called the shepherd's candle and uh that's uh a little trivia for you. Joy and Generosity of Spirit. 2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 12/13/2020 Servce "Joy Joy Joy" Philippians 4:4-5. We know that we shall not be ashamed when we meet him, for we shall be overcomers! The Vulgate Latin reads, "your modesty". God is not a distant and aloof deity, requiring sacrifice before he draws close to sinful humanity. Verse 1 actually concludes Paul's previous passage, from the end of chapter 3, with an encouragement to "stand firm" in the Lord. We know that our circumstances won’t last forever, for the Lord is at hand! Philippians 4:5 "Let your moderation be known unto all men. Sermon Philippians 4:4-8 The Springs of Gratitude Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen Philippians 4:4-8 Every November we celebrate an annual Holiday dedicated to turkey and touchdowns. A deep down sense of well-being, understanding that our sins are forgiven and our fellowship with our Creator is restored.  So let’s think about:-. Philippians 4:5. God tells us what we are to do. 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. ( Log Out /  Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. A s Paul exhorts the believers in Philippi, and specifically the two women named, to unity, he shares what is quite possibly the most recognized portion of this entire letter.. You can see this familiar passage in Philippians 4:4-5:. The Lord is near. A study of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippian Church, in Philippi. This is an example of the third use of the Law. Cross references: Philippians 4:4 … Celebrate God all day, every day.  He was in prison, – in LOCKDOWN – awaiting execution, bound and chained. But what does the word REJOICE really mean? Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. “Rejoice in the Lord always”: “Always be glad in the Lord” (Wey). 4 Delight thyself in God; he’ll give thine heart’s desire to thee. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. Again I will say, rejoice! 3 Set thou thy trust upon the Lord, and be thou doing good;  And so thou in the land shalt dwell, and verily have food. Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:4-5 Amplified Bible (AMP) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! ( Log Out /  The Lord is at hand. My name is John and welcome to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church here in Calcutta, Ohio the third week of advent and we will be celebrating joy. The Syriac and Arabic versions, "your meekness", or "humility"; graces which accompany moderation, and are … 4:4-7. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4-5 - NIV: Rejoice in the Lord always. 4 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 1. o He exhorts us to Walk in the Peace of God.  Let your gentleness be known to all men. Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice”. And so can we. What does Philippians 4:5 mean? 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. The specific passage is Philippians 4:6-7 (New International Version), which states: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 5 Thy way to God commit, him trust, it bring to pass shall he. The key verse is found in v 7: 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. https://www.bible.com/bible/97/PHP.4.4-5.MSG, 9 Common Lies Christians Believe: Part 1 Of 3, Untriggered: Resting in God When You’re Triggered by Anxiety, Anger, or Temptation, Gospel Driven Work In The COVID-19 Crisis, 5-Day Devotional To A Life Of Unwavering Hope, Christ In You: Living Into Your Life's Purpose, GOD Is Here: Devotions From Time Of Grace. Philippians 4:4-5-4-5 MSG Celebrate God all day, every day. (2-9) Expresses contentment in every condition of life. Change ). "Keep on rejoicing" (Jackson p. 79). Posted by Pastor Greg Allen on August 26, 2012 under 2012 | Preached Sunday, August 26, 2012 from Philippians 4:4-5. I still think the AV might be the closest to the real meaning of the word ‘to epieikes’ it encompasses everything involved in having a good attitude towards other people. Good morning. 2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] In addition to rejoicing, Paul encouraged his readers to be known for gentleness, patience, and moderation. At the heart of the good news of Jesus is the announcement that God is near. "THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS" Chapter Four OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To notice Paul's tactfulness in dealing with Euodia and Syntyche 2) To glean Paul's secrets for joy, peace, contentment, and strength 3) To consider how Paul viewed the Philippians' generosity towards him SUMMARY This final chapter begins with a series of exhortations to unity, joy, and peace. To get what Philippians 4:5 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. (1) Gives directions to some, and to all in general. 7 Rest in the Lord, and patiently wait for him: do not fret For him who, prosp’ring in his way, success in sin doth get.      (Scottish Metrical Psalms). We know that our patience under trial will be rewarded. The two Jews got together and founded the Temple Immanuel. And the God of peace will be with you: If the Philippians did as Paul had instructed, not only would they have had the peace of God, but the God of peace would have also been with them. The prepositional phrase "in the Lord" occurs nine times in this Epistle (1:14; 2:19,24,29; 3:1; 4:1,2,4,10). Two were Jewish, two were Catholic, and two were Baptists. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Prayer. “Be happy in the Lord always” (Beck). All of these great facts will spur us on, create joy in our hearts, and moderate our actions towards others. The fruit of gentleness is an attribute that should be evident to all people – both those that are saved and the unsaved. 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,” Phil. We know that our foes and enemies will be defeated, for the Lord is at hand! (20-23) Commentary on Philippians 4:1 (Read Philippians 4:1) 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. If a man in Paul’s circumstances could rejoice so can the Philippians, whatever life’s circumstances might be.  Rejoice in the Lord always. Part 5 - John 11:38-45. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:2-3 GETTING ALONG WITH ONE ANOTHER Steven Cole. Catechism Class H/C31B ‘The Keys’ Part 2. Philippians 4:4-5 Rejoice in the Lord always. When writing to the Philippians Paul had every reason to complain. C. Paul comments on the giving of the Philippians. I mean, revel in him! Even in these difficult days, when we’ve been restricted in our movements and our social circumstances. Philippians 4:5 Context. In Christ Jesus God has come close. The shortest sentence is the fourth: kurios eggus (“the Lord is near”). Listen to this sermon online! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Philippians 4:2-3 (Also, Mt. The Lord [is] at hand." Part of the JesusWalk Bible Study Series. 5:23-24; Mt 18:15-17; Acts 15:36-41; Gal. The Lord is at hand” “Let”: This is a choice. 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