As we fellowship with each other as believers, remember that our fellowship is only in the gospel. We love the brotherhood with the affection of Jesus Christ only, nothing more.
Apostle Paul says, "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God," Philippians 1:9-11.
So, as you fellowship with other believers, always remember that your job as a Christian is to ensure the progress of others and joy of faith, and to defend the gospel. The Apostle says, "Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so...that you may stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel." Philippians 1:27.
Be like-minded; help each other, work together with one heart, be warm-hearted towards each other, and love one another as Christ has loved you. He says, do this, "that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life..." Philippians 2:15-16.
So now also, whatever the case may be, Christ has to be magnified in your body, or among us, whether by life or by death.
"For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake," Philippians 1:29.
It’s just not enough to believe my friend, but important that you do the works of faith, and sincerely care for others also and supply towards their lacking.
Beware of evil workers, especially those who teach you to have confidence in the flesh, in wealth, to have an affluent life, or mind earthly things - remember we worship God in the spirit and our citizenship is in heaven. The apostle said, "But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead," Philippians 3:7-11.
Let us walk by the same rule, my friend, and as believers that we continue to be of the same mind and meditate on whatever is noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report.
Be united, joyful, prayerful my friend, "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus," Philippians 4:7.
God bless you,
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