|Philippians chapter 1|
||Paul testifies his thankfulness to God, and his love towards them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings;
||daily praying to him for their increase in grace;
||he shows what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome;
||and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life or death;
||exhorting them to unity;
||and to fortitude in persecution.
|Philippians chapter 2|
||Paul exhorts them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation;
||to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world,
||and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God.
||He hopes to send Timothy to them, and Epaphroditus also.
|Philippians chapter 3|
||He warns them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision;
||shewing that himself has greater cause than they to trust in the righteousness of the law;
||which notwithstanding he counts as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness;
||therein acknowledging his own imperfection.
||He exhorts them to be thus minded;
||and to imitate him,
||and to decline the ways of carnal Christians.
|Philippians chapter 4|
||From particular admonitions,
||he proceeds to general exhortations,
||shewing how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own wants as for the grace of God in them.
||And so he concludes with prayer and salutations.