Even as a prisoner, the Apostle Paul remained confident about his purpose in life: to serve God and to share the Gospel. When pride and jealousy fostered division among the Philippian Christians, then, 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.
Concern for the well-being of the Church and the advancement of the Gospel compelled Paul to warn against false teachers and promote unity through humility, charity, and practical obedience. To live truly godly lives, though, Alistair Begg explains that we must first think like Christians. Saved by grace, focused on eternity, and trusting in God’s providence and promises, we can rejoice in all circumstances and display faith that is attractive to a watching world.