Hear the word of the lord
‘His Story’ 8 – Philippians – The art of discovering joyful contentment
Pastor Lloyd Ashworth
The overwhelming message of the book of Philippians is one of joyful contentment. But it is a joy which is not dependent upon favourable circumstances, achievement, or upon a pleasurable lifestyle, or the absence of conflict. For most of us, we measure our joy level by how well our lives are going, how problem-free or worry-free we are. For us, joy is a feeling that is connected to pleasure and stimulation of our senses. I am most joyful when I have things that provide pleasure in my life. But here in this book of the Bible is another kind of joy entirely… a different kind of joy.