“Everyone loves the book of Philippians. Rightly so. It is short, sweet, and full of gospel truth and rich application,” says author Blake White.
Think of all the verses most Christians know by heart:
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion in Christ Jesus.
To live is Christ and to die is gain.
At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
It’s good to know Bible verses, it’s better to know how they fit into the larger flow and context of the book. With his characteristic pastoral care, Blake White shows how Philippians calls us to love like Jesus. When we do, we find joy, unity, and increasing passion for the gospel.