2009-07-10 - Striving for the Faith
Philippians 1:27 (NKJV) - Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.
Paul wrote this to the Church at Philippi but as I read it earlier today it struck me that these are the words of God to me - to each of us. Whether Jesus comes or is absent he will hear of our affairs. That caused me to stop and evaluate things a bit so I'd encourage you to do the same.
Does God hear reports that you stand fast in communion with other Christians? Does he hear that you work together with others for the good of the faith? What have you done for him lately?
Pause. Think. Pray. Listen.
All scripture references from KJV unless otherwise noted