Can you help me with this phrase.

Question:
I am doing a study on Phil. 1 and came across this comintary about v. 27 with a phrase that states:

The life worthy of the gospel is an inescapable obligation: it is the essence of the homeland where the Lamb standing, as thought it had been slain, forms the focal point of all life.”

Can you help me understand this better.

Thanks,
Rick
Answer:
The life worthy of the gospel is an inescapable obligation:

We as citizens of heaven should act worthily, “live our lives as citizens” of the teachings of the rule book (the Bible) obeying all the rules and doing all the duties in which that relationship involves (i.e. maintaining the rules, and in submission to authority). We should do this as a team effort (every believer) striving together (united with one mind and soul) as in an athletic contest (contending for the faith i.e. the body of truth (cf. “faith,” Jude 3).

Phil. 3:20 “For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:” Since we Christians are strangers and pilgrims down here,

Jude 1:3 “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith (boby of doctrine) which was once delivered unto the saints.”

it is the essence (basic reason) of the homeland (heaven)where the Lamb standing, as though it had been slain,(Rev. 5:6)

forms the focal point of all life.”

We are not saved just to get to heaven

the focus of our lives should be living Godly lives in faith to please Him, Col. 3:2 “Set your affection on (Jesus Christ who died for us and is now on the right hand of God)and things above, not on things on the earth.”

Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth

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