If you need warm encouragement, a cheery boost of joy, a happy and hopeful word to lift your spirit, you’ve come to the right place. Philippians has this all and more! Free from complicated and knotty problems, these 104 verses offer authentic reasons to be thankful, joyful, and contented. And to think they were written by a man who was living under house arrest, bound by chains to a Roman guard all day long! How could Paul be so joyful? How could his charisma be so magnetic? It is because his focus was on his Saviour (whom he mentions more than 40 times in this letter) rather than on his situation. Let’s learn a few vital lessons from Paul—a model of the message his letter contains.