At church, I am participating in a Ladies Bible Class on Philippians taught by Karen, the wife of one of our ministers. Last night, the class was very eye-opening. We are in the first chapter and there were two things that really stood out to me.
First, in verses 15-18, Paul is talking about the motives of people who were preaching the gospel. Some were doing it so the gospel could be spread. Others, however, were doing it to try to make trouble for Paul. Even so, Paul was excited that the gospel was being spread. Paul was not concerned with their motives. That was not his problem. It says in I Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
Whoever knew all of that was in Philippians?