Philippians chapter 2 – what a chapter. Paul knows the joy of being a ‘blessing machine’. Have you ever thought of yourself as put here in this beautiful place to be God’s blessing?
Paul writes, ‘Do everything readily and cheerfully – no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving message into the night.’ (Philippians 2:14–16a, The Message)
You and I have the immense privilege of being able to give people, not just money, but ‘the word of life’ (verse 16a). There is no greater joy than seeing people who are spiritually dead come to life through Jesus.
Lord, help me to do everything without complaining or arguing and to hold out the word of life to someone today. Amen.