So that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:15-16 NIV
What was Paul requesting of the saints and actually what was taking place in the personalities of the saints of Philippi in Paul’s absence?
In Paul’s absence, they would be even more passionate to follow his examples and admonitions. Working out their own salvation with fear and trembling. God’s power will be working and creating within them both the desire, and respect for the love of His good pleasure.