Life is best lived with love. But in the midst of chaos and ever-changing circumstances, how can we remain composed enough to produce love for the people round us? That’s what mystical union with Christ is for.
Main Text: Philippians 4:10-23
This passage continues with Paul’s theme of experiencing joy via union with Christ. That joy comes from presence (i.e., prayer) and imitation (i.e., obedience), as we encounter the living Christ through His Spirit who lives in us.
This joy and pattern are Paul’s strategy for enduring every season of life, from the really good and “easy” ones, to the difficult and terrible ones. In every circumstance, he’s learned how to find life and joy in Jesus.
If we’d follow a similar life strategy, knowing Jesus and imitating Him, in all the little practical details of life, we’d find deep, lasting contentment. Who doesn’t want that?