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Commentaries for Philippians Chapter 1

The apostle offers up thanksgivings and prayers, for the good work of grace in the Philippians.

The highest honour of the most eminent ministers is, to be servants of Christ...
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He expresses affection, and prays for them.

Shall not we pity and love those souls whom Christ loves and pities? Those who abound in any grace, need to abound more...
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Fortifies them against being cast down at his sufferings.

The apostle was a prisoner at Rome; and to take off the offence of the cross, he shows the wisdom and goodness of God in his sufferings...
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He stood prepared for glorifying Christ by life, or death.

Death is a great loss to a carnal, worldly man, for he loses all his earthly comforts and all his hopes; but to a true believer it is gain, for it is the end of all his weakness and misery...
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Exhortations to zeal, and constancy in professing the gospel.

Those who profess the gospel of Christ, should live as becomes those who believe gospel truths, submit to gospel laws, and depend upon gospel promises...
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