In the blog post (link below), Gibbs suggests that Philippians 1:5-11 is a psalm. Indeed, the NRSV shows 6- 11 in poetry form. When we sing it, include Phil 1:1-4 as we…ll. In New Man, New Woman, New Life, we use these verses to define submission in Ephesians 5:21: “Submit yourselves one to another in reverence for Christ.”

Phil 1 1-4 “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of other.”

Now read Gibb’s post:*&SMB-CF=1165064&SMR-PT=&SMR-UM=f1165064u73487&u=6d5241ad&MSignal=MR-**f1165064u73445