October 6th – Philippians 2:15

Philippians 2:15

In a poem Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” On the world’s stage, the spotlight on Christians is particularly harsh and bright, checking to see if our actions line up with our preaching. And God tells that as His sons and daughters, the lights we project should be above reproach. That means living lives that are completely opposite from the fallen world in which we live. We are to be in the world, not of it, becoming distinctly different examples of Christ. Just as Jesus taught in Matthew 5:16. “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). And after all isn’t that the goal as a Christian? To live for the Lord in all that we do so that when He returns, we will have “reason to glory!” (Phil 5:16)

1 thought on “October 6th – Philippians 2:15”

  1. Matthew 5:16 has been my motto since high school in the 1960s. I agree with what you say, however, we must remember that these words were first spoken the the Hebrews in the first century. We as Christians have adopted them as our own. We must not fall into the trap of being the Pharisees of our time and exclude those we disagree with. We are all children of God. God invites us to love our neighbors as ourselves. As Jesus said, this is the greatest commandment.

    Nice post.

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