Philippians 2:12-18
Humility and Obedience

Peace requires unity. Unity requires humility. And humility requires obedience.

In Philippians 2:12-18, Paul continues to encourage his friends in Philippi. This week's encouragement is "keep it up." They were people marked by obedience and this obedience was a reflection of the humility of Jesus. This humility is at the root of the unity that is necessary for God's people to stand firm. 

In our time humility is rare, and yet the command to consider the need of others is key to bringing peace in a time when some abuse their authority and others defy it. Instead God calls us to the way of humility that we call obedience.