4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all people. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 As for the things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Okay, let's talk about how powerfully this can shape your day and life.
Then... Read this!
2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. 3 Indeed, true companion, I ask you also, help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement as well as the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
This came before our reading. What if Phil. 4:4-9 is the method by which conflict should be resolved among fellow believers? Have you ever seen it in that light? Let's do that together.
Sometime that still means confrontation and even time apart. But are we doing that for the right reasons? Is that about Christ and the Mission, or ourselves. The thing is - when it's about Christ and the Gospel, that will draw us back together! Let's get on mission!