It reads in Philippians 4:1-2 NIV, Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
What was Paul’s attitude toward the saints in Philippi? They were beloved by him. He longed to see them. They are Paul’s joy and crown. What did Paul urge the saints to do? To stand firm in the Lord. We are defending our position today. When the Lord returns, we will move to the attack.