Because of their status as citizens of a Roman colony, the Philippian Christians were certainly candidates for anxiety. The persecution from Nero was beginning to boil and the effects were starting to be felt all over the Roman domain. These young Christians knew they would soon be tested for their walk with God. Even though Paul devoted only four verses to this subject, he diagnosed the problem, prescribed a cure, recommended a program, and made a promise to the Philippians. What he said to them has been a source of great encouragement to all who are prone to let their fears and anxieties take control of their lives.