No Reason To Be At Odds
Philippians 4:2 (KJV)
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
Verse two serves to demonstrate the cohesion of the entire book of Philippians and reminds us not to read passages of the Bible in a fashion that isolates any passage from the whole. This verse draws is back to Philippians 2:5
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
It is as if the Word of God had been addressing the manner of, and reasons for letting the mind of Christ be in us when, after fully covering the subject, a direct appeal to two persons specifically is made.
In what is the nearest hint at a problem in the church at Philippi, two members of the church Euodias and Syntyche are called out and implored to “be of the same mind in the Lord.“
- It may have been a problem those two struggled with.
- It is more so a problem people struggle with today.
But we have ample and good reasons to be of the same mind. We have examples and we have the help of the Holy Spirit.
There is no reason for members of the same church to be at odds in issues of faith and practice.
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Originally published at mckenzie-visit-with-god.blogspot.com on January 18, 2017.