Some Christians don’t realize this, that it is not every man who says "God God" who has faith. You have to watch out, and you need to be able to notice those who live up to it for your good example.
1. Beware of evil workers"Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!" Philippians 3:2.
Many who walk along as Christians are really not what they profess, some are the enemies of the cross of Christ; men whose god is their belly, and proud of what they should be ashamed of; and all they think about is life here on earth. Watch out for those wicked men.
2. But, notice those who live as good examples."Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you" Philippians 3:15.
Take notice, my brethren, for an example those who "press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" Philippians 3:14. Men who keep working, towards that day when we will finally be all that Christ saved us for, "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ" Philippians 3:20.
Prosperity is not our goal, but that our vile bodies be changed, and "be fashioned like unto his glorious body," yes that indeed is our goal. Do not have confidence in the flesh, but win Christ and become one with him, spirit, soul and body. Paul said, "And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead" Philippians 3:9-11.
I never get tired of telling you this my friend, to walk by the same rule, it’s good for you to hear it again and again.
Muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation
|Philippians||1||To all the saints - grace ||
Approve things that are excellent
|Philippians||2||Let this mind be in you!|
|Philippians||3||Walk by the same rule!|
|Philippians||4||Experience God’s peace|