“Final Exhortations”
{It reads in Philippians 4:4-7: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.}

Who else had assisted Paul in the work? Clement, and other faithful Gospel workers whose names we do not know—names recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Some scholars believe that the Clement mentioned here was the prominent elder of apostolic times who was the Bishop of Rome. Origen so identifies him What was the imprisoned Paul’s exhortation to the saints and elders of Philippi? “Rejoice in the Lord always! Rejoice! Rejoice!” What spirit were the saints to show toward all people? A spirit of forbearance, of reasonableness, of unselfishness, of consideration, of gentleness, of courtesy. What awareness should guide the saints’ every deed, word and thought? That the coming of the Lord Jesus is near at hand. What should be the attitude of the saint toward all relationships, events, circumstances, and things of the world? He should not be anxious or worried concerning any of them. What are we to do about our needs and desires? We are not to be anxious concerning any of them but are to let our requests be made known to God in prayer and entreaty, accompanied by thanksgiving for our multitude of blessings.