Sunday, January 05, 2014

Instructions from Philippians

The first thing that I want to answer is the question, “what specifically is this book telling me to do?”  Here then is a list of all the commands or instructions that we can glean from the book of Philippians.

- Let your love abound with knowledge and discernment
- Be pure and blameless
- Be filled with the fruit of righteousness
- Be confident in the Lord
- Speak the word without fear
- Let your life be worthy of the gospel
- Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit
- In humility count others more significant than yourself
- Look to the interests of others
- Have the same mind as Christ as demonstrated in Phil 2:5-11
- Work out your salvation with fear and trembling
- Do all things without grumbling or disputing
- Be blameless and innocent
- Hold fast to the word of life
- Seek the interests of Jesus Christ
- Receive brothers and sisters (Epaphroditus) in the Lord
- Honour such men (as Epaphroditus) for their sacrifice to the work of Christ
- Rejoice in the Lord always
- Put no confidence in the flesh
- Count everything as loss compared to knowing Christ
- Share in Christ’s sufferings
- Become like Christ in his death
- Press on toward the goal of the call of God
- Hold true to what you have attained
- Imitate those who walk according to Paul’s example
- Stand firm in the Lord
- Let your reasonableness be known to everyone
- Do not be anxious
- With thanksgiving let your requests be known to God by prayer
- Think rightly as shown in Phil 4:8
- Practice what you have learned
- Be content in every situation
- Greet the saints in Christ Jesus

Wow, what would my life look like if faithfully followed all of these instructions!

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