Monday, July 22, 2019

Philippians 1-2~Day 83~You’re not alone in the battle!

Yesterday, after reading about the spiritual battle we are engaged in and the armor we need to put on in order to fight....well...it can leave one feeling a little intimidated. Don’t you think? So, I was quite encouraged with today’s reading.
“Then, whether I come and see you or I am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, in one accord, contending together for the faith of the gospel, not being frightened in anyway by your opponents.” (1:27-28)

I loved the part that said, “contending together for the faith..” (CSB version). The NIV says, “with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”
I like how one commentary put it, “striving together” does not mean contention with each other, but in union against the enemies of the Gospel faith.”

We don’t have to be lone, little soldiers fighting by ourselves! We have Christ AND we have other fellow believers to be with, fight side-by-side with,  encourage each other and hold each other accountable. Isn’t that encouraging?!! It’s true, if you remember you have that support you truly can go into battle, “not being frightened in any way by your opponents”!!
So, stick with fellow believers!!! 

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