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 of one mind.
I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for 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 someone else thinks they have 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 on the basis of faith.
Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.