Worthy Of The Gospel
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
Living For Jesus
Paul lived a Christian life that was radically different from his life before knowing Jesus. Jesus made a difference in his life. After the road to Damascus experience, Paul was on mission to make sure people knew Jesus as Lord and Savior. It wasn’t just a job, it was his life.
As Christians we are to live worthy of the gospel of Christ. Christ did something that no one else could do. He paid the ultimate penalty for sin. If we really consider the cost involved we would desire to live for Christ with all of our capabilities. However, sometimes we tend to forget about the grace and compassion that was done on our behalf. We never need to forget what Jesus did for us. If we would always have Jesus on our mind we would always be productive in building the Kingdom of Heaven.
Paul sets the example of one of the greatest Christians who ever lived. He had his faults of course, but he sets and example of how we are to live our lives. We are to have the mind of Christ at all times. To have the mind of Christ is to have the Gospel in our hearts. Reading and hearing the Word of God should be the most important thing we do as Christians. We should never be too busy to read and meditate on His Word. Once we have the Word on our mind and in our hearts we can live a life that is worthy of the Gospel.
Lord, I want to search you with all of my heart, mind and soul. Help me to dig into your Word with eagerness and passion.