Philippians 2:14-15 – Do all things without complaining and arguing, so that you may be without blemish and pure, God’s perfect children in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world.
Part 1 ~ Our Assignment: Remain Pure!
What a simple assignment God has given us in order to remain blameless and innocent. All we must do is to maintain a good attitude about the things we encounter and not allow ourselves to become involved in strife. When we consider the fact that all holiness and righteousness is summed up in walking in love, we discover how God has simplified for us all He desires us to do (John 13:34-35, 15:12,17; Ephesians 5:1-2; Romans 13:8,10; Galatians 5:14). As we are willing to keep ourselves in the love of God, we remain yielded to the supply of the divine ability God has given so we can do all He has requested (Jude 20-21; 2 Peter 1:3-4). What the Lord requires of us is that we discover a wonderful and joyful fellowship of goodness and trust between Him and us (Jude 21; 1 John 4:12, 16; Ephesians 3:19; 4:15).
Of course, we all know how upset we all become when things do not go our way. The fact is, however, we volunteered to allow the Lord Jesus to have His way in our lives. Therefore, our job assignment in the relationship is to trust Him and to give thanks in all things (1 Thessalonians 5:15-18). If we will walk in love, rejoice in the Lord always, and give thanks in all things, we will not only stand out as the children of God, but we will walk in the place of being well pleasing in His sight. Our Heavenly Father has purposed us to be like a city set upon a hill radiating with the light and life of His glory – a beacon of His love causing all men to recognize we are His children (Philippians 4:4; Matthew 5:14; Ephesians 5:8-13).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen