Even as a prisoner, the apostle Paul remained confident about his direction and purpose in life: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” When pride and jealousy fostered division among the Philippian Christians, Paul redirected their focus to Jesus, the supreme example of sacrificial love. Passionate that all should share in God’s grace, he also provided principles to guide the church in all generations as we set our sights on Him.
In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg explores Paul’s warnings against false teachers who preached a gospel of works, which remind us to look to the free gift of salvation and find our identity in Christ. As we do so, we may submit to the Lord’s instructions and be content with His provision. Saved by grace and focused on eternity, we can subject every aspect of our lives to God’s will, framing it all with prayer and godly thinking.