- Philippians 4:21-23
- Phil 4:21 (KJB)
- Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me
- Salute - Greet
- Here Paul is ending his greetings to the Christians at Philippi and he
wants his greeting extended to every believer there. The word “Saint” means
those who are born again in the Lord Jesus Christ and have been made “holy
or sanctified” by that salvation. Those who were with Paul at this time had
also sent their greetings to the Philippian church. He probably had in mind
those who were ministering with him in Rome such as Timothy or Demas.
- Phil 4:22 (KJB)
- All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's
- Chiefly - Especially or particularly
- Paul is probably sending a general greeting on behalf of all the
Christians he met while he was in prison in Rome. It is interesting to note
that right under the nose of Nero, who ruled from 54-68 A.D., that many
people were becoming saved right in the palace. We had previously read that
the palace guard had heard the Gospel and no doubt many became saved, so
Paul’s ministry was reaching right into the palace of Emperor Nero.
- Phil 4:23 (KJB)
- The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
- In many of Paul’s writings he ends up with a mention of God’s grace.
Probably because of the grace bestowed upon him when he knew that he should
have been a recipient of the wrath of God. He wishes the blessings of grace
in Christ to be upon all the Saints and for the unsaved, that they would
receive Christ as savior and be under grace.