Bible Study: Philippians 1:27-30

Read: Philippians 1:27-30

Key Verse:  “Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ.”  -Philippians 1:27

Dig Deeper:  The key verse today is one that I find very convicting.  I wish I could tattoo it on my arm and remember it every day.  For me, it brings to mind the “W.W.J.D” bracelets from a few years back.  Because if my conduct is going to be worthy of the gospel of Christ, then I need to be asking myself that.  All day long.

What does a life worthy of the gospel of Christ look like?

It is 24/7.  A life worthy of the gospel of Christ doesn’t stop when church lets out, or when no one is watching.  In Colossians 3:23, we are told, “Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to man.”  I try to remember this when I’m tempted to do things half-heartedly.  Even if no one else can see, God is watching, and my entire life should be lived heartily, as to HIM.  I need to remember that it is God who I’m living for.  Even if no one else ever sees my triumphs or mistakes, God does.  He knows all of me, and I pray that I can get closer and closer to living for him more consistently, and putting my ALL into the tasks He has given me to complete.

A life of love and compassion.  We’re going to talk a little more about this next time, but the other way this verse convicts me is in how I treat other people in stressful situations.  If I blow up at someone, or get frustrated when things don’t go my way, or get hateful with the cashier/server/random person who is hateful toward me, that is NOT living a life worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

I used to have a sticker in my rearview mirror of a car I used to have.  It said, “Who are you when no one is watching?”  I think that’s a question for all Christians to ask themselves, because (1) the person you are when you’re all alone is the real you.  Those times when you have nothing to gain, those times when there is no “public” around to be impressed or judgmental of your right or wrong actions…those are the times when your true colors shine through.  Do you like what you see?  Because in the end, the most important someone is always watching.  He sees the good, the bad, and the ugly, and I pray that each day I can let my light shine just a little bit brighter, even if it’s only Him who sees it.

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