So God raised him to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name
so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus -- everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father.
My dear friends, you have always obeyed God when I was with you. It is even more important that you obey now while I am away from you. Keep on working to complete your salvation with fear and trembling,
because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him.
Do everything without complaining or arguing.
Then you will be innocent and without any wrong. You will be God's children without fault. But you are living with crooked and mean people all around you, among whom you shine like stars in the dark world.
You offer the teaching that gives life. So when Christ comes again, I can be happy because my work was not wasted. I ran the race and won.
Your faith makes you offer your lives as a sacrifice in serving God. If I have to offer my own blood with your sacrifice, I will be happy and full of joy with all of you.
You also should be happy and full of joy with me.
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon. I will be happy to learn how you are.