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Powered by 4 - June 21, 2010

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Monday, June 21

Mispaced Confidence

today's reading.
Philippians 3:1-11    Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you...
Philippians 3

think about it.
Paul had great credentials but sees them as nothing. What do you place your value or identity in? How far would you go to "know Christ"?

the blog.
Trust no one but yourself. I can do it all. Pull yourself up by the bootstraps. These are all common messages in the world today and they promote and push the idea that it's all about us and we can and should have confidence in our intelligence, our physical appearance, our talents, our money. Paul warns us about falling victim to this way of thinking in Philippians 3. "For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh..." (verse 3).

So what can we do to reinforce and maintain an attitude of glorying in Christ and putting no confidence in the flesh? And if we find that our thinking has slipped back to confidence in us, how do we take care of the issue? Tami W.

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