Bible Studies

Just a few thoughts

on Philippians…

did you take the time to read the section I shared from Philippians 1? (first 11 verses)

What jumped out at you?

Some things that hit me:

verses 9 – 10 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ

Wow! What a prayer. Paul prayed this for his Philippian fellow Christians. This is truly something worth longing after.

I also liked verse 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.

That’s what I yearn to be filled with. That fruit of righteousness…it can only be found through Jesus.

Some more things for you to think about…when it comes to prayer, actual conversing with God, one on one, what are your habits? How much time do you spend in an average day actually talking to the Lord?

What specific requests did Paul bring before God when he prayed for the Philippians? (look back over verses 1-11 to stir your mind)

How does Paul’s prayer compare to the ones you tend to pray?

How does increasing in knowledge and insight help in your spiritual growth?


I’d love to hear from you regarding answers to these questions! Comment below or send me an email at




2 thoughts on “Just a few thoughts”

  1. I am also studying Philippians, just starting chapter 1. I am using “Be Joyful” by Warren W. Weirsbe. I like how he goes through the whole book section by section and have used Wiersbe’s books for many books of the Bible already.

    I am always amazed at Paul’s positive attitude. I’m sure I would not have been such an encourager were I to be imprisoned unjustly. His love for fellow believers is so obvious and sets an example for me to strive for.

    I liked in verse 3 how Paul gives thanks for these people every time he thinks of them. How often do I actually thank God for others (aside from husband and family)?

    I always use the King James Version of the Bible since its what I grew up with and I enjoy the wording. However I have several other versions of the Bible that I use for clarity sometimes.

    I enjoy reading your thoughts on these verses too.


    1. Thanks, Marsha! I appreciate your taking the time to comment, and I liked hearing your thoughts! I have never read anything by Warren Weirsbe, but keeping hearing quotes from some of his books, so I want to take a look at this one!

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