Devotions for March 17, 2017


14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. 16 Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. 17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God,[a] just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. 18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.


Paul gives clear instruction to the Christian Philippians. Don’t complain, serve faithful, and live innocently. This passage describes what we heard Esther did last Sunday. She didn’t complain even though many of her people were enslaved, she served the king, and she lived innocently. As her influence and leadership rose she was able to have an incredible impact for her people.


Q: What does Paul instruct us to do in this passage?

Q: Paul writes that we are to serve faithfully, how can you serve others faithfully this week?

Q: Yesterday we asked how our lives would look if we first lead by serving, specifically, who can you serve this week? We may not be able to change the world, but we can often change the world one person at a time.



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