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When I was reading Paul’s letter to the Philippians today, there were quite a few verses that stood out to me. Indeed, there are some verses in this letter that should be familiar to you. Therefore, I’m going to go through the verses that stood out to me and comment on each as the Lord leads me.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
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The Psalmist asks, in Psalm 119:9, “How can a young person stay on the path of purity?” The answer, “By living according to your word,” is the best answer available. It occurs to me that it’s not just young people who need to stay on the path of purity. Whatever your age, God is waiting for a church that is spotless and blameless.

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As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Ephesians 4:1 (NIV)

Sometimes I don’t feel like I’m living a life worthy of the calling I’ve received. Quite frankly, I sometimes wonder if what I think I’m doing in the Lord is what I’m supposed to be doing. I look around me at people who came to know the Lord when I did and I see them with their successful lives and marriages while I don’t see that in my life. I look around and it’s hard for me to see the good fruit in my life, and I feel like giving up.

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Did you know there are over 7,000 promises from God in the Bible? Paul tells us in his second letter to the Corinthians, “no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV). This means we can count on God to keep every promise He’s made. Some promises require something from us. If we don’t hold up our end of the bargain, then God doesn’t have to do what He said.

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