Tuesday is for Preaching
“For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.” (Phil 2:21)
- These are among the most personal and intimate paragraphs in the the corpus of the New Testament letters. There is no clear, “do this, don’t do that” commands.
- These verses contribute (on the surface) almost nothing to the argument of the book of Philippians.
- Almost everything in the passage is centered in the past. It has no present imperative to it.
- There is only one command and that is to a the Philippians to receive Epaphraditus with joy and to honor such men as he.
But there is so much here and so much that we must believe because:
- It is here in the inspired word of God.
- It does contribute to the argument, it just doesn’t look like it does.
So . . . why? Why is it here? How will you preach the “thus saith the Lord” from this text?