In Philippians 1:12-18 we see good things happening even through bad circumstances, namely Paul being imprisoned. God takes something bad and makes good come out of it; He displays His great works through irony.
The spread of the gospel is a reason to rejoice:
- The lost are hearing the truth (Philippians 1:12-13)
- The brothers are emboldened (Philippians 1:14)
- Christ is made much of (Philippians 1:15-18)