Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my
joy and the crown I receive for my work.
Words of Encouragement
Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. And I ask you, my
true partner, to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with
Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life.
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember,
the Lord is coming soon.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then
you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you
live in Christ Jesus.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure,
and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you
learned and received from me everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.