The Epistle to the Philippians is one of the most practical of the Pauline letters and comes to us from the heart of the apostle through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. As a letter addressed to “all the saints in Christ Jesus” it was not intended to be a learned treatise for technical scholars, but practical instruction for the laity. The fact that he includes special mention of the bishops and deacons means only that as leaders they had special responsibility in apprehending and putting into action the truths revealed.
This exposition of the epistle is an outgrowth of the Bible conference ministry of the author. It is written for general reading by laymen as well as ministers of the gospel who have some technical tools. The Authorized Version has been adopted as the text to be used in the exposition but is carefully compared to the original Greek and corrected or amplified where necessary. If the ordinary reader catches new insight and understanding of the truth of God through the reading of these pages, the author will be grateful.