In a Manner Worthy: Philippians 1:276
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
- from Philippians 1:27
Paul wants his readers in Philippi to live their lives in a way that's marked by the good news of Jesus. Christ has died and Christ has risen and everything is different now ... including the way we should live.
Your temperament may influence how you hear Paul's exhortation in this passage. Some of us hear "in a manner worthy of the gospel" and feel a crippling burden to perform. Others just don't take it too seriously.
But the gospel of Christ frees us from our need to perform. We have everything we need in Jesus. And the gospel of Christ calls us to engage the world for good. The way we live seriously matters.
Take a minute and do some reflection.
Which of these two paths do you tend toward? Do you tend to struggle with feelings of condemnation and "never doing enough" or do you struggle to take the call to obedience seriously?
We're curious about how many people fall on the different ends of this spectrum. Help us by leaving a comment and letting us know which side of this you tend to struggle with.
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