Philippians 1:23; Philippians 1:30; Philippians 2:2; Philippians 2:20; Philippians 2:27; Philippians 3:4; Philippians 3:9; Philippians 3:17
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.
then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare.
Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.
though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more:
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ--the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.
Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you.