Philippians 1:18

Philippians 1:18 - But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.

But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice. Philippians 1:18 | NIV | Other Versions | Context

Brief

The Epistle to the Church of Philippi is one out of four of Paul’s prison epistles, referring to the fact that he wrote them while imprisoned. This context is clearly and heavily referenced in Philippians 1, as he talks about his chains [Phil 1:7, Phil 1:13, Phil 1:14]. We need to understand what happened – because of Paul’s imprisonment, his critics are out now preaching the gospel out of envy and rivalry [Phil 1:15], out of selfish ambition. The phrase selfish ambition here suggests getting support for their own factions. Now that Paul the big name preacher is out of the way, many ill-intentioned preachers have jumped out in an attempt to fill his empty seat and sweep up the lingering support he had. And trouble was stirred up, along the way. It was this context that led Paul to make an awe-inspiring declaration in verse 18, one that speaks volumes about what was number one on Paul’s priority list: the spreading of the gospel. In today’s study we will examine the depth behind this declaration and asks ourselves indeed, what does it matter?

The rest is at: http://reversingverses.com/2015/08/14/philippians-118/

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