Phip.4:4 Rejoice in Yahweh always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Master is at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto Elohim.
And the peace of Yahweh, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Messiah Yahshua.
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.

  • 1. (Php_4:4) Paul repeats a major theme of the letter.
  • Rejoice in Yahweh always. Again I will say, rejoice!
  • People who are very happy, especially those who are very happy in Yahweh, are not apt either to give offense or to take offense.
  • Their minds are so sweetly occupied with higher things.
  • They not easily distracted by the little troubles which naturally arise among such imperfect creatures as we are.
  • Joy in Yahweh is the cure for all discord.
  • 2. (Php_4:5) Show a gentle disposition to all men.
  • Paul here means mildness, patience, yieldingness, gentleness, clemency, moderation, unwillingness to litigate or contend.
  • A good example of this quality is when Yahshua showed gentleness with the woman who was taken in adultery in a set-up and brought to Yahshua.
  • He knew how to show a holy gentleness to her.
  • A person who is really free to let go of His anxieties and all the things that cause him stress.
  • Because he knows that Yahweh will take up his cause.
  • We show this gentleness to all men, not just to whom we please.
  • We know that Yahshua will settle every wrong at His return, and we can trust Him to make things right in our falling-apart world.
  • 3. (Php_4:6) A living prayer life.
  • Be anxious for nothing: This is a command, not an option.
  • Prayer and supplication: These two aspects of prayer are similar, but distinct.
  • Prayer is a broader word that can mean all of our communication with Yah.
  • But supplication directly asks Yah to do something.
  • Many of our prayers go unanswered because we do not ask Yah for anything.
  • Here Yah invites us simply to let your requests be made known. He wants to know.
  • We really can be anxious for nothing, pray about everything, and be thankful for anything.
  • 4. (Php_4:7) The promise of peace.
  • Peace with Yah: This describes a relationship that we enter into with Yah through the finished work of Yahshua Messiah.
  • Guard your hearts and minds:
  • It is a peace that is on guard over our heart and mind.
  • When people seem to “lose” their heart or mind, it often is connected to an absence of the peace of Yah in their life.
  • The peace of Yah then does not act as a guard for their hearts and minds.
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