20 December 2018 – Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

20 December 2018 – Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)


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 anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


The book of Philippians is a letter written by the apostle Paul while in prison. He wrote about Jesus’s life and his nature and character. In today’s passage we read how Paul focuses on the characteristic of gentleness that leads to reconciliation. As christians we live in a hopeful anticipation of Jesus the Savior, not Jesus the Judge. Our surety lies in the knowledge through faith that He will come again. Thus, we “do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present our requests to God.” Our trust in His second coming is the basis for our peace today (Woowon).

Thoughts for the day

  • Are you living at peace today or is anxiety controlling your life?
  • How does your peace and anxiousness affect others?
  • In what is your peace and or anxiety based? Is this based in the world, people, and yourself? Or is it based in the Lord and His return?


Pray for the nation of China.

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Con Loggenberg is a native South African and the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Theology and an M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.