Sep 13, 2011

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30 for 30 Day 25 | Philippians 2:14-30

30 for 30 Day 25 | Philippians 2:14-30

30 for 30 is a daily walk with Christ which covers thirty small sections of scripture over thirty days.  The premise of the study is to really slow down and reflect on small snippets of scripture.  Today will be focused on Philippians 2:14-30

14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe 16 as you hold out the word of life-in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.  17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.  18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you.  20 I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare.  21 For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.  22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.  23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.  24 And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon. 

25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.  26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.  27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died.  But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.  28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.  29 Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me. 

 Questions:

What was the key verse from the passage, the one that jumped off the page speaking directly to you?

Key verse for me was 21, “For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.”  I once pursued my own interests.  I gained everything I wanted to gain, accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish but at the end of the day I still was unfulfilled.  This is because my interests were of this world whereas now that I am trying to put God in the drivers seat in my life, to live his will for my life no matter what that might be, I have been overcome with a sense of freedom and internal joy that I can not explain.  Once you put your relationship with Jesus first, making it the top priority in your life, crazy things start to happen.  You find joy in places where  you never would have thought to look, sorrow in places that once were overlooked, and a relationship that is powerful enough to open your eyes to the truth and change your life from the inside out. 

Are there any actions to take in my own life to better serve God?

There will always be things in this world that will try to dethrone God from His #1  spot in my life.  I have to remain cognizant of this and always be aware of seemingly harmless things in my life that may develop in to roadblocks during my walk with Christ. 

Are there any new thoughts about God?

I am here to bring Glory to Him, my life should be to live out his will for it.

Have a different verse jump out at you, let me know which one and why—–Post a Comment!

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