Grace of Christ, Philippians 4. What an amazing testimony! I wonder what our testimony would be like. Would we say things similar to what the Apostle Paul did in this letter? Do others see Christ in us as we live our everyday lives?
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Philippians 4.23, KJV
Paul closes the book of Philippians with the final benediction shown above. As I think of Philippians, I am reminded of many of the things Paul said in this book.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
(All Scriptures are from the King James Version of the Bible.)
What an amazing testimony! I wonder what our testimony would be like. Would we say things similar to what the Apostle Paul did in this letter? Do others see Christ in us as we live our everyday lives?
These are not just empty platitudes reserved for the latter years of our lives, but rather these should be the guiding principles of our lives! I challenge you this day to read these verses from Philippians again and pray that God would instill them in your hearts. May we, too, be able to do all things through Christ, because He gives us the strength.
In a world that if an enmity with God, it is easy for us, as believers, to get caught up in the values, goals, and desires of this world. Yet, when we became believers, our values changed forever. Let us pray that we will spend our lives for Christ. May we seek Christ and His kingdom in all that we do and say.
May God's grace, given to us by Christ, make us more and more like Him. Let us say, with Paul, "I can do all things through Christ."
Devotional Reflections from the Bible