Running the Race – #8
Philippians 2:1-2 – 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, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Philippians 2:1-2 NASB
How can we have joy? That’s the question that Paul turned to now. We have joy when we are of the same mind and the same attitude as Jesus Christ. Because of the unity of the focus of the people, Jesus Christ is the one who can bring all of them together.
Paul wants the people to understand that without Christ we cannot be unified in any way. Only through Christ can we find our true sense of togetherness and unity. Do we get excited to see others come to Christ? Do we seek our unity through Christ?