In this section, Paul moves back into some personal comments. He is talking about two other men who are with him, but who are not prisoners, Timothy and Epaphroditus. In the first several verses, Paul is telling the Philippians that he is planning to send Timothy back to them so that he can bring more news back to Paul about how the Philippians are doing. Then comes what is probably the most significant part of the passage from our point of view:
I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.
Isn’t it interesting that Paul says he has no one else…
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