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Paul’s Recipe for Reducing Stress pt 6 – Godly People

October 9, 2012

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Philippians 4:9 – 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.

Again we think about God’s Peace and this time we look at getting help from our brothers to achieve it. Paul was using himself as a model for instructing the Philippian folks how to conduct themselves, including what he taught and wrote publicly and privately directly and through others. These things where to be taken as the rule of faith in order to receive the Peace of God.

We can continue to use Paul as our model by taking people we know and trust to be godly people and follow their example. Now this works both ways and we are to remember that there might be someone out there that is leaning on us to be that godly person. When we live a life where we have surrounded ourselves with godly people we support and strengthen each other.

Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

Paul was greatly encouraged when he received the gifts from the Philippian church. Here is perhaps the most important Christian with all the strength of God behind him being so humble as to say he needs their support. Certainly a follow up to surrounding ourselves with godly people would be to depend on them. Conversely, we lose a valuable resource if we are not surrounding ourselves with them.

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