We’re currently in a series by guest writer Marc Rader, in the book of Philippians. It’s written as a dialogue between Paul and Clement (an imaginary member of the Philippian church.)
Yesterday we ended with Paul asking a favour of his friends in Philippians. Or, perhaps more specifically, couching an ethical command as a favour! Paul’s deep friendship with the Philippians means that he doesn’t feel the need to use his apostolic authority, but this shouldn’t cause us to overlook just how important this issue was to Paul! Let’s read Clement’s response to this “request”.