The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians while chained to a Roman guard. Yet this short book is considered to be Paul's most joyful letter. How can that be, when his circumstances were so undesirable? It's because we easily mistake the difference between happiness and joy.
In this message from Philippians chapter 2, Pastor Skyler shares how the key to lasting joy is humility. Joy is not pleasure, a mere sensation, but a pervasive and constant sense of wellbeing. As author and Biblical scholar Dallas Willard said, "Hope in the goodness of God is joy's indispensable support." There can be no lasting joy in the life of a Christ-follower who puts himself and his happiness above others.