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January 7th, 2018 - Phil 1:3-6

                 Daily Devotional <> Sunday <> January 7, 2018

          Paul's Greetings to the Philippians-2 <> Philippians 1:3-6

                  Point of Contact: Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   Paul now burst into a song of thanksgiving, which is nothing new for this Apostle. On their first visit to Philippi the jail echoed the songs of Paul & Silas. As Paul is writing these words he is probably a prisoner in Rome <> but, he is still singing. It seemed that every remembrance of the Philippians awakened thanksgiving in his heart. Not only did he consider them his children in the faith, but in many ways they had proven to be a model church.

 

   In every prayer he made supplication for the Philippians with joy. For him to pray for the Philippians it was sheer delight. From this passage & many others in Paul's writings, we learn that he was a man of prayer. It is not necessary to search for reasons as to why he was used so mightily for God. When we remember his travels & the Christians he knew, we marvel that he had such great interest in them all.

 

   The Apostles specific reason for thanksgiving was their fellowship in furthering the Gospel from the first day until now. Fellowship might include financial support, but it extended also to prayer support & a wholehearted devotion to the spread of the good news. When Paul mentions the first day, we cannot help but wonder if the jailer was still alive when this letter was read publicly before the assembly in Philippi. If so, this would have been an emotional time for Paul.

 

   As Paul thinks of what a great start the Philippian believers have made in their Christian lives, he is confident that God will finish the good work He has started.  Good work may refer to their being confident in their Salvation, or to their financial support of the Gospel. The day of Jesus Christ refers to the time of His coming again to take His people home to heaven & may also include the judgment seat of Christ, when service for Him will be reviewed & rewarded. This process is like a relay race it continues up to the present & until Christ returns. Be Ready!!