Paul wants to do something to reward the faithfulness of the Philippians, but his imprisonment prevents his own travel. Instead, Paul promises to send Timothy, his right-hand man, and Epaphroditus, one of the Philippians own members who had been working alongside Paul until a serious illness threatened his life. Implicitly, Paul expects that the Philippians will accept the teaching of these co-workers as completely as they would from Paul himself.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Philippians 2:12-30 today.