RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
GRACE AND PEACE
1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:1 This is a personal letter to the Philippians, not intended for general circulation to all the churches, as was the letter to the Ephesians. Paul wanted to thank the believers for helping him when he had a need. He also wanted to tell them why he could be full of joy despite his imprisonment and upcoming trial. In this uplifting letter, Paul counseled the Philippians about humility and unity and warned them about potential problems. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.
First Paul tells them he is a “servant to Jesus.” Then he says” to all the Saints.” All believers are Saints and Saints are Holy or set apart for God to use. You know sometimes I don’t act very Holy, but, being Holy is not by what I do, but by what Jesus Christ did for me. When we become saved, God accepts us as HOLY. Next Paul uses his normal opening in his lettes. “Grace and Peace” Grace was the word of greeting in the Greek world and Peace is greeting in Hebrew. There is a peace that comes to the believer through the grace of God. And this grace and peace are from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and through God’s grace have peace in your life.
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