Paul’s greeting to the church at Philippi warmly displays his godly affection for the fellow believers he was so invested in. Each expression of love in the greeting teaches us something about what it means to build one another up in Christ.
Let’s not gloss over this passage as a nicety.
Will you take it as an opportunity to examine yourself and your affection for fellow believers with me?
“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God’s holy people
in Christ Jesus at Philippi.” –Ph 1:1
Point: Right away, Paul identifies himself and the recipients of the letter according to who they all are in Christ.
Q: Do you think of others as “that busy, loud lady,” “the guy who never smiles,” or… “one of God’s people?”