“I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord” (v2). In a short letter, Paul took time to urge two women, “fellow workers” who had “labored side by side” with him in ministry, to end their conflict and reconcile with each other. Getting along with each other involves spiritual maturity: with God’s help, we overcome stubbornness and develop empathy and “reasonableness” (v5). Instead of anger, hurt, and anxiety, God gives us peace that “surpasses all understanding” (v7).
Rather than letting Satan win the battle for our minds, we embrace Jesus’ victory as we choose to meditate on what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise (v8).