Faith & Family - Cullman, Alabama Spring 2020 - Page 24

“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” — Matthew 15:19 I By Daniel Ridinger 24 Faith & Family | April 2020 t is difficult for me to determine which book of the Bible is my favorite. You may ask why, and well, whatever book that I am currently reading or studying seems to become my preference. I suppose, however, that Paul’s letter to the Philippians stands out in my mind. It is upbeat – positive and practical. The word “joy” and its various cognates are found at least 16 times in the short epistle. In chapter four, Paul gave the church some instructions