It’s one of those weeks where my mind gets in a place where it needs some encouragement. It could be the time change and the weariness of the week? For you it could be another reason. Either way, it’s time like these when I usually head over to Philippians, the coffee mug book. I like to call it that because it has so many one-liners that people place on mugs and posters and all sorts of inspirational items. So today take a look at this classic and draw some encouragement to keep moving forward.
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents-which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, (Philippians 1:27-29 NASB)
I am not aGreek scholar, and I am not sure how this was originally written, but I love that this starts with “only conduct”. It seems to highlight the one thing-the only thing- that matters for us. And that is to live in a way worthy of the gospel.