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Assignment 10
Philippians 2:14-18
Ambassadors of Christ, no matter the cost.
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Published March 8th, 2019
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Though it may seem unusual, I think that linking 15d and 16a here makes sense as I think it forms a bit of the core of this text. The overall point here isn’t that Paul hopes that he hasn’t run in vain for his sake or that the Philippians should be glad if he dies. Instead, it lies in the fact that they can rejoice if Paul dies because they are co-labourers. Because they have held fast to Christ, being lights in the world. I think this idea is furthered due to verses 12 &13’s focus on our salvation and Gods working in us.
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I rejoice, as you should, that no matter my fate, Christ has been made known. For as you walk uprightly, you are ambassadors unto our Lord, to both the righteous and unrighteous.
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Philippians 2:14-18
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Do all things j without grumbling or k disputing,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
l children of God m without blemish
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n in the midst of o a crooked and twisted generation,
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among whom you shine p as lights in the world,
holding fast to q the word of life,
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so that in r the day of Christ s I may be proud
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that t I did not run in vain
or labor in vain.
Even if I am to be u poured out as a drink offering
upon v the sacrificial offering of your faith,
I am glad
and rejoice with you all.
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Likewise you also should be glad
and rejoice with me.
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Act in a godly manner that you may live a righteous life in the midst of the unrighteous
By holding onto to Jesus, we reflect him to the world
This will mean my sufferings were not wasted
Even if I am to die, that your faith may be strengthened, may we rejoice together knowing it is all for the glory of God
Though it may seem unusual, I think that linking 15d and 16a here makes sense as I think it forms a bit of the core of this text. The overall point here isn’t that Paul hopes that he hasn’t run in vain for his sake or that the Philippians should be glad if he dies. Instead, it lies in the fact that they can rejoice if Paul dies because they are co-labourers. Because they have held fast to Christ, being lights in the world. I think this idea is furthered due to verses 12&13’s focus on our salvation and Gods working in us.
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