Php 1:1-11. Jordan Gommer. How do you feel about feelings? Some people base all their decisions on them, guided this way and that by the strength of their emotions in the moment. Others try to avoid them at all costs, seeing them as a weakness preventing rational decision-making. But in this passage, Paul models the right emotional life for a Christian, being filled with love and affection for the Philippians because of the gospel they share, but praying that their love would lead to greater knowledge, insight and discernment - making good decisions for the glory of God, whose love and affection for us was shown in Christ Jesus.