Encouragement in Christ

A lot of people are discouraged now due to these unusual times. Phil 2:1-4 offers us some encouragement. There are many opinions on what's actually going on in the world and this passage helps in that it is under-girded with a message of unity.

There is encouragement in Christ, comfort to be found in our relationship with Him and with others. Don't merely look out for your own interest, Paul says, but consider even more the interests of others. 

in Phil 1:27, the thought there at the end of the verse talks of striving side by side in the faith. It's easy to become inward focused during times of difficulty. We're having trouble now even getting together physically so we need to especially remember the unity we have in Christ as well as considering how different our opinions may be on this crisis. We are still one in Christ.

The gospel and opposition go hand-in-hand, always have. Defeating Satan is vital and, rest assured, he is behind any opposition. That comes by standing side-by-side. Conflict is just part of life.  There will always be some until Jesus comes again.

What does it look like to have the mind of Christ? It means we care about the interests of others. Jesus modeled it for us. So Paul says let this same mind be in you, do what Jesus did.

And do all things without grumbling or disputing, in verse 14. We need to allow God to work through us, focus on our citizenship in heaven. We need to ask God, in the midst of our pain and unhappiness, for Him to work in our life and be His instrument. 


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