DO and DO NOT – Book of Philippians 2:14-16a

Philippians 2:14-16a is on today’s list of “Do and Do Not” with regard to finding 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,

With this whole Covid-Virus thing going on around us, are we complaining and wanting our old life back? Yes, sometimes I get tired of not being able to travel. BUT I have nothing to complain about, really! We are very blessed. We live in a house along a dirt road, in the mountains away from many people. We can go outside whenever we want, the snow is beautiful, and we have everything we need—power, water and heat, food, love—and most of all a Father who provides for all our needs and supplies.

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DO and DO NOT – Book of Philippians 2:12

Philippians 2:12 is on my list of “Do and Do Not” today in trying 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 2:12 (NKJV)
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

What does it mean to work out your own salvation; and then do it with fear and trembling?

Working out our salvation does not mean that we have to work to be saved because God says:

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DO and DO NOT – Book of Philippians 2:3

Today we are continuing to look at my list of “Do and Do Not” in the Book of Philippians Chapter Two, trying 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.

So, here we go:

Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Let’s unpack the “Do” and “Do Not”.

Do not be selfish!
Take the example of Jesus Christ; if He had been selfish we would not have the gift of eternal life and would all go to the lake of fire.

Do not try to impress others that would be you taking the glory instead of giving the glory to God.

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