Harmony and Joy Among Believers (Philippians 4:1-5)

This post examines the harmony and joy that Paul wants the Philippians believers to have (based on Phil 4:1-5). In my introduction to the book of Philippians I emphasized that conflict resolution might have been one of the main reasons that Paul wrote this letter to the Philippians. As you will see in this post, Paul clearly urges two believers to settle their disagreement.

If you have missed my past posts about the book of Philippians, you can see them below:

Harmony and Joy Among Believers in Philippians 4:1-5

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The Text of Phil 4:1-5

1Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, you are my joy and pride, so stand in the Lord. 2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to think the same thing in the Lord. 3Yes, I ask you, my true comrade, support them, those who helped me in the Gospel and they also helped Clement and my many other helpers. Their names are written in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord at all times. Again I say rejoice! 5Let everyone see your kindness. The Lord is near.