What a blessing it is to know that the God with whom we have to do is not a God who is remote. No, He’s the God who is near. He is present.
“Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5) Why did Paul say “The Lord is near” at this point in the text? Some commentators believe this means that Paul thought Jesus would return soon. He may have been trying to encourage the Philippians in light of that. I think that’s part of his message, but there’s more to it than that. Continue reading