- Philippians 1:1-4:23
“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” –Philippians 4:5-6, ESV
Reasonable; a powerful word. We define reasonable, often, as the opposite of faith. We see faith as a blind, trusting, ignorant approach to life. Yet Paul, one of the most brilliant religious scholars of all time defines it differently. Re-read the verses above.
In Paul’s dictionary, reasonable is not being anxious. Reasonable is praying to God. Reasonable is asking for help from God. Reasonable is giving thanks. Reasonable is making yourself known to God. These actions result in “reasonable.” And that kind of reasonable cannot be hidden. Embrace reasonable.