“Therefore”, concludes that the recipients should stand fast, or “persevere,” in the relationship with Christ. of Christ. Thus for these two women to be prominent in the church should come as no surprise in such an environment. of Larissa, where a woman’s name occurs among the winners in the horse-races (see Introduction). What it was all about, we have no way of knowing. 1. 2.Beseech—Euodia and Syntyche were two women of prominence in the Church, who unhappily had fallen into dissensions. Paul's advice is to focus on our ability to rejoice in our fellowship with Christ. A diagram/chart is provided that gives detail of the first five steps to find God's peace. Let us seek to give assurance that our names are written in the book of life. Hence, as their agreement was a matter of great moment (212), and, on the other hand, there would be great danger attendant on their disagreement, he stirs them up particularly to concord. Euodia ("Success") and Syntyche ("Lucky") were evidently two women in the Philippian congregation. . [Note: Fee, Paul"s Letter . Syntyche means happy chance. Philippians 4:8-9: Finding the Peace of God – a Life Commentary shares here the second part Philippians 4:8-9 with diagrams – a way to overcome worry. These were prominent women in the Church, possibly deaconesses. Philippians 1:27 to Philippians 2:4). Women were more than usually active in the Philippian church. CONCLUDING EXHORTATIONS, Philippians 4:2-9. The same expression as in Philippians 2:2, see note. Its application to Jesus Christ without any accompanying explanatory phrase is therefore very significant. Summary. Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity. As the apostle had found the benefit of their assistance, he knew how comfortable it would be to his fellow-labourers to have the help of others. "in the Lord" would remind them that they were under His authority and had much in common as sisters in Christ. The apostle calls on these sisters by the authority of his office. The phrase means “Live in harmony as fellow-Christians” (TCNT), “To agree in the Lord” (Mof), “To make up your differences as Christians should” (Phi), “Be in agreement, live in harmony as sisters in Christ” (Jackson p. 77), “Is to live harmoniously together a way of life that is fit and proper for all who claim to have placed themselves under the Lordship of Christ” (Hawthorne p. 178). The name occurs both in Greek and Latin Inscrr[16]., as well as in the Acta Sanctorum (v., 225). —Euodia and Syntyche were two women of prominence in the Church, who unhappily had fallen into dissensions. critics reached in a former generation, by supposing that these names represent two heathen-Christian parties, the one Greek, the other Roman.]. We must take notice, however, that, whenever he speaks of agreement, he adds also the bond of it—in the Lord. Not being on right terms with our brethren can threaten our salvation (1 John 3:15). The verb φρονέω to be minded, occurs eleven times in this epistle, and but seventeen times in the rest of the New Testament. Euodias and Syntyche, or the troublesome tongue. Note how prominent ‘the Lord’ is in the passage (Philippians 4:1-2; Philippians 4:4-5; Philippians 4:10). ], God did not reveal the reason for the estrangement that existed between these two women. Some critics are of opinion that Syntyche was a man. Luke described the city called Philippi as a *Roman ‘*colony’(Acts 16:12). For, as Schinz aptly puts it (op. “And I exhort”: Both needed to act like Christians, and both had the mutual obligation to work things out. As the apostle had found the benefit of their assistance, he knew how comfortable it would be to his fellow-labourers to have the help of others. Let us seek to give assurance that our names are written in the book of life. Philippians 4:2-3 may seem like a random shout-out to random people. Translate, "looking," as R.V., not making one's own interest the one only object of life, but regarding also the interests, feelings, wishes, of others. The repetition of the verb is very emphatic, and probably is meant to indicate that the exhortations could not be given at the same time. There are certain threats that are common to all Christian churches that are identified at Philippi. These two Philippian women had a difference of opinion, and we see in them the slight dissension which Paul hints at in places. Philippians 4:1 "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved." Очевидно, церковь в Филиппах была на грани распада. It is certain, at least, that this name agrees amongst the Greek better with a man than a woman; and perhaps the latter of these two may be the husband of Evodia. 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