But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.
What makes Paul happy? The fact that the message about Christ is being told. So, he’s rejoicing at the same time that he wants a get-out-of-jail card. What does he know? That his friends are praying for him and the Holy Spirit is helping him. That’s why he has hope. That’s why he can rejoice in a Roman jail cell. Philippians 1:18-19 (New Living Translation)