This book is a letter from Paul and Timothy to Christians in the city of Philippi, where they were advised to
be loving to each other, to agree and work together, being
humble, unselfish, and interested in others.
Several of Paul's other points include:
- "...I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord..." (Philippians 3:8)
- "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)
Paul further told them of his being a pure-blooded Jew, of the Benjamin family, a Pharisee (with strict obedience to every Jewish law and custom) -- pointing out that nobody could count on being saved by being good enough or by obeying God's laws but by trusting Christ, since "not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law (i.e, obeying the Ten Commandments), but that which is through faith in Christ -- the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith." (Philippians 3:9)