In a previous blog, I suggested that Phil 4:6-7 is often taken out of context by Evangelicals. I think this is also true of 4:8-9. In these verses, Paul tells the believers at Philippi to meditate on things that are “true,” “noble,” “just,” “pure,” “lovely,” “of good report,” virtuous, and “praiseworthy.” As is the case
Philippians 4:6-7 are well-known verses to many Evangelicals. These verses however, are almost always quoted in isolation, without considering the context. When the context is considered, a completely different view of these verses comes into focus. Paul instructs the believers at Philippi not to be anxious for anything. Instead of being anxious, they should pray.