Nov 20, 2018
The world is full of distractions. And, while not all of them are bad, they’re all capable of pulling the believer off course and into unchartered territory, where we quickly find ourselves struggling to maintain our faith and keep our focus. So, in Philippians 4:1-9, Paul provides us with more words of encouragement, designed to keep us from allowing the things of this world to distract us from our mission as ambassadors for Christ. Paul loved the analogy of the race. He used it repeatedly because it so well described the mindset a believer needs to have if they are going to make it through this marathon called life. If you’re going to make it to the finish line, you can’t allow the things of this life to lure you off course or tempt you to stop running altogether. And the worst thing you could do is allow the enemy to distract you with a detour that leads to a false finish line.