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"But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me
have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; so that my bonds in Christ are
manifest in all the palace and in all other places . . . . . some indeed preach Christ
even of envy and strife, and some also of good will . The one preach Christ of
contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds . . . . . what then? . .
. . . I therein do rejoice, yea and will rejoice . . . . . For unto you it is given in the
behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake" (1: 12-
(3). PERFECTION, THE STANDARD.
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect"
(Matt. 5: 48).
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfected . . . . . Let us
therefore, as many as would be perfect, be thus minded. According to a mark I press
toward the prize" (Phil. 3: 12-15).
(4). SONSHIP SHOULD BE MANIFEST.
"Love your enemies . . . . . that ye may be the children of your Father which is in
heaven" (Matt. 5: 44, 45).
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke" (Phil.
(5). THE LIGHT MUST SHINE.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 5: 16).
"Shine ye (A.V. margin) as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life" (Phil.
2: 15, 16).
(6). A SPIRIT OF YIELDING IN CONTRAST WITH SELF-ASSERTION.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit." "Blessed are the meek." "Resist not evil: but
whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man
will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And
whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain" (Matt. 5: 3, 6, 39-41).
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus . . . . . The form of God
. . . . . the form of a servant . . . . . He humbled Himself." "Let your moderation
(yieldingness) be known unto all men" (Phil. 2: and 4:).
(7). ANXIETY OVER DAILY AFFAIRS.
"Take no thought (merimnao) for your life." "Take no thought for the morrow"
(Matt. 6: 25, 34).
"Be careful (merimnao) for nothing" (Phil. 4: 6).