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04-13-11 HighQuest Philippians 1:1-11

April 17, 2011


The passage I read was Philippians 1:1-11

You can find that passage here:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+1%3A1-11&version=NIV

The verse that most stood out to me:

It was difficult to chose a verse that “most” stood out to me but far more difficult to summarize the passage as a whole.That being said, verse 6 says, “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.”

Verse 9-11 also stood out though…. Well… the whole thing kinda stood out. Lol.

As I reflect:

God will complete the work He began in us, just as we do not start a project or job we greatly care about and love without also see it through to the completion.We will be completed one day when our Messiah returns for us.Until then the process of being molded and worked with for the completion continues.

Paul prays for these people who loved him so greatly as to stand by his side when he was accused that they might abound in love.This people; these saints; these followers of Christ over flowed in love for each other and for Paul and yet to pray for more love in them says to me that we are never “there”.There will never be a point in our lives when we can say, “well I’ve made it to that place where I love people enough.”There is no “loving people enough.”We can always grow in love.We can also always grow in fruits of righteousness, but like love this is something that God must grow in us, that we may become sincere (righteous inside) and without offense.

My response to the Lord:

My God, I know that this was a short study, but in no way was it any less meaningful simply because I typed fewer words.I know that you will be faithful to complete the work you have begun in me.In the process of you doing so, may you grant me abundantly more and constantly increasing love for others.May you produce fruits of righteousness (both inner and outer) in my life that I may give glory to your.In Jesus name I pray.Amen.

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