Running The Race
Over the next several weeks, we are going to study through Philippians. This great book helps us understand how to run the race of life in a way that God has called us to run. Read Philippians 1:1-2.
Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:1-2 NASB
This initial greeting sets the stage for the book. Paul, the apostle and missionary to the Gentiles is the one who wrote the book. He is sending this message to the believers in Philippi. The first thing that he wants them to know? Grace and peace. Plus, they need to remember that those things both only come from God. We cannot experience grace outside of God. There is no peace without God.
As we start looking through this book, we are going to see the way God wants to help us run this race of life. We have to start with God’s grace and then once we experience His peace, we will not desire anything else.