From my reading in Philippians 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Paul encouraged the Philippians to live lives worthy of the good news they have received.
“Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.” Philippians 1:27
Live as a citizen of heaven.
The way that you live represents Jesus. As citizens of heaven we should not get so caught up in worldly things and forget to live for God’s eternal purposes.
Live worthy of the Good News.
In one sense, we can never live worthy of the good news because we do not deserve it. On the other hand we should be living in a way that shows our gratitude. We should be seeking to represent Jesus well so that we can make the good news attractive.
Fight for the good news as a team.
Paul was confident that these men and women would be united in their quest to live for Jesus. It is a good reminder for us that we can not effectively reach out or live the Christian life alone. Our unity is one of the greatest testimonies we have to the watching world.
This verse reminds me of the 300 Spartans who fought together. Because they were so united they were able to defeat way more of the enemy. It is similar with us, we are better together!
Are you seeking to live a life worthy of the good news you have received?
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