PHILIPPIANS 1:3 … I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
1611 KJV TEXT
I thanke my God vpon euery remembrance of you,
PROS FILIPPHSIOUS 1:3
ευχαριστω τω θεω μου επι παση τη μνεια υμων
paV/pas: to all
in this apostolic prayer is the absence from it of any list of things
Paul needed to receive from God, and the predominance of those things
for which Paul felt the need of giving thanks to God! Paul's prayers
were more like a list of things he has already received and for which
thanksgiving was offered. One is struck with the startling difference of
many prayers heard today.
is the key word of Philippians; and Barclay has given a beautiful
outline of the joy Paul communicated in this loving letter: CHRISTIAN JOY INCLUDES ...
The joy inherent in every gift (Philippians 4:10), this being not in regard merely to its value but to the fact of another's caring.
joy is an emotion unspeakably higher than that which may be occasioned
by mirth, pleasure, fun, hilarity, gladness, laughter, delight, and the
whole family of related emotions unworthy to be compared to Christian
joy, that glorious emotion which is not only eternal but sacred, pure
and holy as well.
In Philippians 1:3-5,
Paul's words seem to be more than usually earnest and impassioned. He
dwells long and fondly on the subject; "He repeats words and accumulates
clauses in the intensity of hIs feeling."
Many have written on the technical meaning of fellowship as inclusive of liberality and many other virtues, such as sharing; but Boice has a priceless note on it thus:
First day refers to the first day of Paul's preaching in Philippi Acts 16:13 Amazingly,
this church had contributed financially to Paul's support throughout
their acquaintance with the apostle. All people should take this lesson
to heart. The true extent of one's love of the Lord is measured by "the
amount of sacrifice he is prepared to make to help in the progress of