Choose Joy (Week 6) Devotions from Philippians

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Memory Verse: Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

Day One: Read Philippians 4:4

1. From these verses what are some reasons to rejoice?

a. Psalm 63:7 ________________________________________________
b. Matthew 5:12_______________________________________________
c. Luke 13:17_________________________________________________
d. John 16:22__________________________________________________
e. Romans 5:11________________________________________________
f. 1 Peter 4:12-13______________________________________________

2. What are some reasons you have to always rejoice in the LORD? When is it difficult for you to rejoice?

Day Two: Read Philippians 4:5

3. Why do believers need to be gentle with everyone?
a. 2 Samuel 22:36__________________________________________________
b. Proverbs 25:15___________________________________________________
c. Matthew 11:29___________________________________________________
d. Galatians 5:22-23_________________________________________________
e. 2 Timothy 2:24___________________________________________________

4. Who do you have a difficult time being gentle with? How can these verses help you to be gentler?

Day Three: Read Philippians 4:5

5. What does it mean that the Lord is at hand? (See James 5:8)

6. Read Revelation 22:7,12. Why is it important to obey God’s Word every day?

7. How are you living in such a way that you are looking for Jesus to return at any moment?

Day Four: Read Philippians 4:6-7

8. What are some things that are happening in the world that would cause people to be anxious?

9. What are some things that make you anxious (worry)?

10. In verse 6, what should you do when you are tempted to worry?

11. What does God give believers who obey verse 6 (found in verse 7)?

Day Five: Read Philippians 4:8-9

Note: To meditate is to think about continually. Verse 8 gives us many things to think upon to protect us from anxiety.

12. What are some things that are true that you can think on?

13. What are some things that are noble (morally good) and pure that you can think on?

14. What do you need to remove from your life that is not helping you to think on these things?

Day Six: Read Philippians 4:8-9

15. Another word for good report is admirable. What are some admirable things you can think about?

16. What do you spend most of your day thinking about? Do your thoughts line up with what Paul says believers should continually think upon?

17. Write down how this study has helped you experience God’s peace and His presence as you have tried to put into practice what you have learned this week


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