Scripture – Philippians 1:27-28
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation and that from God.
Paul is writing to encourage the Church of believers at Philippi while he is imprisoned in Rome. Whether Paul makes it back to Philippi or not, he is urging the Philippians to live out the gospel be standing firm and being united in their faith letting the spirit lead them. He calls the believers not to be frightened, but rest in their salvation which is from God.
These verses that Paul concludes at the end of Philippians 1 are an encouragement and resonate to me. God sent Jesus to pay the ultimate price with His life so that I can live and be reconciled to have a relationship with God and make Him known. That is it, my greatest need met, as I place my faith in Jesus and am an adopted son of the King. Am I living my life worthy of the gospel? I must stand firm in the faith and not give in to fear. God has given us a Spirit of power and strength. I know that the enemy will get more aggressive but the there is victory in Christ alone.
We will all stand before a holy God and be accounted for I I don’t want to think I could have done more.
Thank you for the truth in your word and encouragement from the apostle Paul. Let the power of the Spirit give me strength to live a life worthy of the gospel to extend your glory.