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Philippians Outline
Philippians 2:16

16 1Holding forth the 2aword of life, so that I may have a 3bboast in the 4cday of Christ that I did not drun in vain nor elabor in vain.


162 Different from the doctrine of dead letters. The word of life is the living breath of God (2 Tim. 3:16), the Spirit who gives life (John 6:63). We have the Lord Jesus as our pattern (vv. 6-11), we have God operating in us (v. 13), we are God's children, having God's life and the divine nature (v. 15), we are luminaries qualified to reflect the divine light of Christ (v. 15), and we have the word of life to hold forth, to present, to others. What a divine and rich provision! By such we are well able to carry out God's salvation to its climax.