Paul was genuinely concerned about the believers in Philippi because he knew forces inside and outside the church were trying to tear them down and destroy their faith. In light of these attacks, Paul said, “Stand fast in the Lord.” The Greek word translated as “stand fast” is steko, which means to stand firm or to be immovable; figuratively, it means to persevere and never waver under pressure to compromise.
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