A major theme in Philippians is JOY.
Why does Paul feel this way about them? Paul considers them COMPANIONS and CO-LABORERS in the Gospel.
God was JUST GETTING STARTED with them!
He prays they would:
Overflow with THE GREATEST KIND OF love
Overflow with FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCIAL knowledge
Overflow with PROPER, GODLY discernment
God is the HOW TO. What he’s looking for from us is the WANT TO.