What a blessing when God gives us friends who take an interest in our welfare!

BibleGateway: Philippians 2:19-30

ESV Text: Philippians 2:19-30

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:8 and ends at about 3:39

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 397:
O Love, Who Madest Me to Wear


— Organ Audio

1. O Love, who madest me to wear 
The image of Thy Godhead here; 
Who soughtest me with tender care 
Thro’ all my wand’rings wild and drear,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

2. O Love, who ere life’s earliest dawn 
On me Thy choice hast gently laid; 
O Love, who here as man wast born 
And like to us in all things made,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

3. O Love, who once in time wast slain, 
Pierced thro’ and thro’ with bitter woe; 
O Love, who, wrestling thus, didst gain 
That we eternal joy might know,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

4. O Love, who thus hast bound me fast 
Beneath that easy yoke of Thine; 
Love, who hast conquered me at last, 
Enrapturing this heart of mine,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

5. O Love, who lovest me for aye, 
Who for my soul dost ever plead; 
O Love, who didst my ransom pay, 
Whose power sufficeth in my stead,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

6. O Love, who once shalt bid me rise 
From out this dying life of ours; 
O Love, who once above yon skies 
Shalt set me in the fadeless bowers,– 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine, to be. 

Hymn: LSB 653 In Christ There Is No East of West

The good works that flow from your faith are God’s work in you.

BibleGateway: Philippians 2:12-18

ESV Text: Philippians 2:12-18

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:13 and ends at about 2:15

     12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

     14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 747:
Earth and All Stars