Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Obedience without Grumbling

I have the privilege of working through Philippians with y church family on Wednesday nights. It has proved to be a very fruitful time for us (I think and hope). Tonight we are looking at Philippians 2:14-18. Interestingly, this has just followed the statement by Paul that says the church is to be obedient to God even when Paul is not around. That is followed by the statement that shows the human responsibility of working out one's own salvation in fear in trembling because the sovereign God is at work in the church to will and to work for His good pleasure. So we are all to work because God is at work!

This is important for us to understand verse 14, "Do all things without grumbling or questioning." This is referring back to following the commands of Christ. They are to be obedient without grumbling or questioning God. I will stop there for this post simply because I think it's convicting enough without me saying anything else.

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