Re:Verse passage – Philippians 4:1-9 (day five)

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

What is the byproduct of a deep  understanding and appreciation of the sovereignty of God?  Peace. Paul promises that the Peace of God will guard the human heart and mind. Paul uses a picture which he has observed over and over. Guarding.  Nothing comes in or out of prison without someone’s approval and awareness. When we pray (about everything as Paul encourages) God posts the centurion of peace right outside of our hearts and minds. And that peace stands to guard our hearts and minds from anxiety at both surface and deep levels. Nothing comes in that He doesn’t desire and approve. Because we can pray about everything, we can trust that God is sovereign over all the activities and events of our lives (everything). As we pray, we are reminded and assured that God is aware, and wisely and lovingly gives us what’s best for us.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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