Phil. 3:1 Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is not troublesome to me, and for you it is a safeguard. Phil. 3:2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh! 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh— 4 even though I, too, have reason for confidence in the flesh.
While we find a “finally” here, it doesn’t seem that Paul is quite finished with this letter. However, there are important items that he feels that he needs to interject as he continues his thoughts. Again, he brings them back to an attitude of rejoicing. He seems to be concerned the possible despondency of the Philippians, and quite possibly, this is because they thought that he was dead. Maybe they find following Christ difficult, but again, he encourages them to rejoice.
He feels the need to reiterate some of his grea…