My wife just posted a picture on Facebook from her devotions this morning. We had this verse in a message in the past 2 weeks at church and I wanted to get back to the context and see what came before Finally Brethren. Paul is encouraging and admonishing the church at Phillipi. He wants theme to work better together (unity and love for one another). But verse 8 gets the most attention because it puts our focus on good things, not bad things.
Enjoy your weekend and thank a veteran or his family for their service this Memorial Day.
Philippians 4:1-9 (KJV)
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.