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January 30, 2016
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Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion….
—Philippians 2:1

Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.
– Romans 15:5

How do we help those in a troubled situation? We should console them in Christ. We should console and treasure them in love, unveiling to them the God who gives perseverance and encouragement (Rom. 15:5). We should fellowship with them in spirit. In all this, however, we cannot have a superior attitude. We must come with humility of mind, following the Lord’s example (Phil. 2:5–8).

Adapted from Philippians: That I May Gain Christ, page 94.

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