Philippians 1:1 “Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons”
Please see the words “in Christ”, because here is the only real protection we have in this world. Just as these converts lived in a very ‘rough’ city, Philippi’s population consisted of three main classes: the Romans which were the dominant caste; the native people of Macedonia who were the largest percentage; and the third group primarily orientals (near eastern people) few Jews called this city home. We too live in a very ‘rough’ world. It is dominated by the powers of hell, and the lost are the largest percentage. Even some ‘Christians’ can be difficult. But “In Christ” we have all we need.