For Reading and Meditation: Philippians 2:1-13
As we conclude our study of the phrase, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy", we ask ourselves: What would happen if we really put into practice this important principle? It would mean that we would look at everyone through Christian eyes. We would see sinners, not merely as the victims of sin...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:1-13Luke 18:1-142 Corinthians 8:1-9Hebrews 2:17-18
For Reading and Meditation: Colossians 1:15-27
We spend one more day meditating on the text: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." Today we ask ourselves: What did Jesus mean by the phrase, "for they will inherit the earth"? It means, so I believe, that when we develop the attitude of meekness, the whole universe is behind us. If, for...
Bible Verses: Colossians 1:15-27Philippians 2:1-11John 1:31 Corinthians 8:6Hebrews 1:1-2
For Reading and Meditation: John 13:1-38
What other teacher has taken the Ten Commandments and had the right to add another commandment to them? But this is precisely what Jesus did, as we see from our text today. "A new command I give you," He said. "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
The Old Testament and other...
Bible Verses: John 13:1-38Philippians 2:5John 15:1-17James 2:8Matthew 7:12
For Reading and Meditation: Philippians 2:1-11
We are reflecting on the fact that the Christian faith is not just a little better than other faiths but radically different. Religion is mankind's search for God; Christianity, however, is God's search for man. Therefore there are many religions, but only one gospel. Religion is the word become word; the gospel is...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:1-111 John 4:1-2Romans 1:1-4Romans 8:1-4
For Reading and Meditation: Hebrews 1:1-14
The words of our text today point out that though God spoke in times past through prophets and sages (referring to the religion of Judaism), His final Word to this world is in His Son. That is our claim as Christians. Not that the Jewish religion contains nothing of value. God forbid! But it is not God's last Word to...
Bible Verses: Hebrews 1:1-14Philippians 2:1-11Ephesians 1:221 Corinthians 8:6
For Reading and Meditation: Philippians 2:5-11
We continue meditating on the importance of learning to think spiritually. It is sometimes interesting to listen to Christians discussing together both earthly and heavenly issues. Take politics, for example. When involved in a discussion on this subject, many Christians seem to put their Christianity on one side...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:5-11Luke 22:42James 1:1-8Matthew 6:221 Corinthians 2:16
The key word in Philippians 2:1-30 is "others." The Lord Jesus lived for others. Paul lived for others. Timothy lived for others. Epaphroditus lived for others. We too should live for others.
We are told to do this not only because it is right but also because it is for our own good. If it is sometimes costly to live for others, it is more costly not to do so.
Our society is filled with people who live only for their own personal...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:4Philippians 2:1-30
One of the many noteworthy features of the Word of God is that it never isolates doctrine from duty. Take Philippians 2:1-13, for example. It is one of the classic passages in the New Testament on the doctrine of Christ. We learn there of His equality with God the Father, His self-emptying, His incarnation, His servanthood, His death and His subsequent glorification. But this is introduced, not as a doctrinal treatise, but as an appeal to the...
Bible Verses: 1 Timothy 4:16Philippians 2:1-13
"Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose." The people at Philippi had Paul's happiness in their keeping. They could give pain to his heart - or they could give him gladness. We all carry in our hands, in greater or less measure, the happiness of others. Children have power...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:1-11
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. (Philippians 2:5-7 NLT)
We have got to draw a very broad distinction
between doing a lot of things, as...
Bible Verses: Philippians 2:5
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