Philippians 1:1–2 (ESV)
and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul wrote this letter to the Christians in Philippi around A.D. 60. Not only the saints, but the pastors and deacons. The Lutheran Study Bible adds: “Paul introduces his Letter to the Christians in Philippi with descriptions of who they are and what that will mean in their lives. As a servant of Christ Jesus,
Paul takes great pains to be faithful to the ministry entrusted to him. Paul means to encourage every reader by describing us as saints and by announcing that the words of the Letter to follow, which are inspired by the Holy Spirit, will bring grace and peace
I pray: Thank You, God, for making us Your saints and for providing Your Word of grace and peace to sustain us. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis,
MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2031.