Philippians chapter 1
1:1-8. Paul testifies his thankfulness to God, and his love towards them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings;
1:9-11. daily praying to him for their increase in grace;
1:12-20. he shows what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome;
1:21-26. and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life or death;
1:27. exhorting them to unity;
1:28-30. and to fortitude in persecution.
Philippians chapter 2
2:1-11. Paul exhorts them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation;
2:12-15. to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world,
2:16-18. and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God.
2:19-30. He hopes to send Timothy to them, and Epaphroditus also.
Philippians chapter 3
3:1-3. He warns them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision;
3:4-6. shewing that himself has greater cause than they to trust in the righteousness of the law;
3:7-11. which notwithstanding he counts as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness;
3:12-14. therein acknowledging his own imperfection.
3:15-16. He exhorts them to be thus minded;
3:17. and to imitate him,
3:18-21. and to decline the ways of carnal Christians.
Philippians chapter 4
4:1-3. From particular admonitions,
4:4-9. he proceeds to general exhortations,
4:10-18. shewing how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own wants as for the grace of God in them.
4:19-23. And so he concludes with prayer and salutations.