Philippians 3:1 is kinda weird when you think about it. It says, ‘Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safe guard for you.’ Three questions come to mind; 1) When did Paul tell the Philippians to rejoice in the Lord the first time? This occurrence is the first time this phrase appears in the letter. 2) Why does Paul reassure the Philippians that it is no trouble for him to encourage them to rejoice in the Lord? Why would it be a trouble? 3) Why would Paul’s encouraging them to rejoice in the Lord be a safeguard for the Philippians? Walk with Pastor Matt as he unpacks this verse in its historical context in order to answer these puzzling questions.