As we conclude the book of Philippians we look back to recognize the incredible wonder of how God has gifted the church with this incredible letter to the church in Philippi. What grace it is from God to remind us that we are now living as joyful citizens of a new kingdom. And that because heaven is our home, our contentment is not found in our present circumstances but in the transcendence of knowing Christ our Lord.
Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.