The third chapter of Daniel offers a lesson on idols that prompts three questions: Where do idols come from? How do we acquire them? And how can we resist them?
As Paul admonishes the Philippians, we must recognize the surpassing worth of faith in Christ and that our faith is futile if it exists apart from Christ.
In his letter to the Philippians, Paul says that faith is healthy, vibrant, and joy-filled when it is public, communal, and costly.