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October 5, 2011
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That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
— Philippians 3:10

The book of Philippians possesses three notable attributes. First of all, Philippians radiates purity. Second, it can be characterized as being very focused; in it Paul does not seek to cover many different topics or to address many different issues. His one burden is that the saints would gain Christ. Third, this book expresses a particular joy. Purity speaks of someone’s being or existence; focus refers to his living; and joy has to do with what he exhibits.

Adapted from Oneness and the One Accord, page 56.

Tomorrow: “Pure, Focused, and Joyful (2)”

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