2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose (Philippians 2).
The first thing I do each morning on my way to my office is make a cup of coffee. And every day I do the same thing: I fill that mug to the brim. That’s the idea behind this word “complete” in our text. Paul wants his joy “filled to the brim.”
And how will it be filled thus so? By knowing that those believers he has poured his life into are having the same “mind,” “love,” “spirit,” and purpose.” Nothing fills us with more joy than the Spirit, and the Spirit wants nothing else but to fill us with unity, a unity of mind, love, spirit, and purpose — a holy “Same Ol’ Same Ol’.”
Lord, we thank You for Your indwelling and infilling Spirit, who gives joy by working unity among the brethren. May our cups truly overflow This Day. Amen.