Any thoughts on the philippians stuff so far? Anyone interested in posting their fav verse(s) from this book? What do you sense God saying to you as you read philippians?
I get lots of things from this book, but something I’m thinking about presently, is Paul’s relationship w Epaphroditus. This was a relationship grounded in a ministry context so it had a spiritual overtones. When Paul says, in 2:27, “Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.” NIV I think Paul is expressing some pretty intense emotions / feelings about Epaphroditus. I think this is true because it is my opinion that the deepest relationships we can form are based from a spiritual context. Epaphroditus was sent to help Paul & be a support to him. They shared a common spiritual platform. I our current world, I find myself most enjoying relationships that have spiritual depth. I can do shallow, but I think that intimacy & the spiritual nature are inter-connected. There’s something deeply fulfilling in spiritual relationships – perhaps because they echo the desire God has for intimacy with us.
Just a thought to consider for Philippians. 🙂