12/18/22 Philippians 4:4-7: Jesus is the Source of our Joy
In the final chapter of his letter to the Philippians, Paul calls his audience to rejoice in Christ. This has been one of his constant refrains throughout the letter, and as he concludes, he calls them to it once again, as there is great joy in Christ. The joy that is found in Christ is greater than any joy that can be found in this world. All the strivings and possessions of man apart from Christ can never compare to the joy that is to be found in faith in him, as well as the joy that will be when he returns. Because of this, Christians must seek to find their joy in Christ, as he is the true source of their life, and apart from him, joy cannot be found. There is true confidence and hope in Christ alone so let us cling to him as our true joy as we live this life.