We are continuing in Philippians 2:14-16a to find out how God expects us to conduct ourselves during this life on earth.
I believe that the Book of Philippians is a God inspired guideline for our walk and being in this world. And just as a reminder, the Book of Philippians is not the only book in the Bible to give advice for life. We have to take the whole of Scripture into consideration and it’s important to keep all of it in context.
Philippians 2:14-16a (NKJV)
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life,
We have already looked at the two points complaining and disputing/arguing and why we should refrain from them. Let’s look at the implications and results.
I understand, God is saying that when we don’t complain and argue we will become blameless and harmless, and we will be children of God without fault. Wow! See, when we do what is right; no one can charge us with wrong doing in this crooked and perverse world around us. We will shine as lights in this dark world; people will see Jesus in us!
How do we do this? Where do we get the affirmation to stay the course?
We hold firm to the word of God, keeping our eyes on,
Philippians 2:16a (NLT)
Hold firmly to the word of life,
Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Remember to be Christlike and humble like Him – imitate Him!
Establish a personal relationship with Christ, and keep your personal vertical relationship with Him in order.
Do you try to stay in the word of life?
Is your vertical relationship in order?
Feel free to leave me a comment; I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
I hope this post is an encouragement to you in your walk with the Lord.
Philippians 1:9-11 (NKJV)
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
To God be the Glory!
In my next post we will continue in Philippians 3.