Wednesday, July 17
Today's reading: Philippians 1:19-26
Philippians 1:21, where Paul states, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain," is a well-known verse for most Christians. But today, it was verse 20 that drew my attention. Why? Because of Paul's bold declaration that it is his earnest desire that Christ will be honored through his life example. I must shout out "Amen!" to that.
"It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death." (vs. 20)
How have you honored Christ with your life example in the past week? Get specific. Identify one action you took, words you spoke or right choice you made for each of the past several days. Then ask God to help you be even more like Paul—full of eager expectation of representing Him well and honorably! Tami
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