Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we start the book of Philippians with Chapter 1 and in our text we see Paul addressing the Philippians by letter from a Roman jail. In His letter he explains that true joy comes from Jesus Christ not situations or circumstances. In making application we see this truth today as many believe that finances or personal success will bring joy. How about you? Do you see that true joy comes from the Lord? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder from Paul that true joy is in Christ alone and not in any earthly situations or circumstances.