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Pray! Think! Do! (Part 5) -- the Postscript

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #153 

TEXT: Philippians 4:10-20 

We have been looking at Philippians chapter 4 over the past few weeks, primarily with a focus on the first ten verses. Those verses speak to the spiritual, mental, and physical duties of the believer -- praying, thinking, and doing. However, Philippians is primarily a personal letter which Paul wrote to some young believers to thank them for the help they had given in his time of need. Paul took the occasion to give them some much needed advice on living the Christian life which we have benefited from as well. 

Today, we are going to briefly look at the latter part of Philippians chapter 4 in Part 5 of this series which I am going to call "the Postscript." "Postscript" is where we get the term "P.S." from -- it is an additional remark at the end of a letter. Even though these latter verses do not fit under the “Pray! Think! Do!” message series, we would be remiss if we simply passed over this wonderful portion of the Word of God. 

In these verses, we see that after Paul commands the Philippian believers to pray, think, and do, he talks with them about the provisions of God for His people. He thanks them for sending gifts to him during his imprisonment in Rome. However, he also shares that he is content with or without gifts because his trust is in God, not in people. Paul's example is important for us today because we live in a time when it is easy to begin to trust in people, money, material things, or our status in society as our security in this world.