Same Song, Third Verse
Passage: Philippians 4:1–9
Aristotle said, “What we are, we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” As Paul writes to the Philippians, he states the same ideas repeatedly in his letter. He longs for them to grasp the realities of a personal relationship with Christ. He repeats the same ideas of joy, prayer, and thanksgiving to instill those habits in their lives. Today, research has proven that “repetition helps to improve speed, increases confidence, and strengthens the connections in the brain.” Our mind, body, and soul work together to reinforce a life focused on things above, working together to see the gospel advanced and holding fast to the reward to come.