Letter to the Philippians

“While still imprisoned, Paul also reaches out to the Christians in Philippi, with whom he has maintained close ties since his three visits to their city.

In this letter Paul is writing to a small-town congregation in which two women, Euodia and Syntyche, have had a falling out.  As is so often the case when personality conflicts develop, their personal animosity is splitting the whole church.  Therefore Paul pleads with the two women — and indeed all Christians — to learn to love each other more.

Paul bases his appeal on the bedrock example of Christ’s own humility in putting others’ interests first, even at great personal cost.  The apostle urges them to sacrifice their selfish feelings and to commit themselves to working out their problems, particularly in light of the fact that their pagan neighbors are watching their behavior.”

Read:  Philippians 1, 2, 3 & 4

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.