Focused Joy Philippians 3:1 – 11

Paul has repeatedly set before the Philippian believers the pattern of joyful living: one that ignores the advantages of self to serve the interests of others. Not everyone encouraged these believers to live this way! There were those who insisted there were advantages to one particular practice, ritual, or set of rules. Paul warns those who follow Jesus’s example to live a life that focuses on joy by avoiding dangers and having the proper confidence.