Here I come, ready or not! Actually, be encouraged because it almost feels like we are cheating this week because the verses are so short. Is it going well for everyone? Let us hear from you if you ever have a chance. Any input on the verses from last week would be appreciated. I’m a little gun shy as, not just here, but also in other posts that I’ve put out there, it seems like my interpretations are always different than most everyone else’s, which is unusual in Connect because it seems like most are so agreeable.
I ran in college back in the 70’s and I would run some marathons. Back than, it wasn’t in vogue and everyone thought that it was amazing that I could run so far and with so many people, which in Boston, there were 1,200 people compared to some races now that have over 50,000! But as I ran, people would be at the 13.1 mile marker seeking to encourage us by yelling that we were half way there. Little did they know that it was discouraging as I was already tired and still had half left. That’s a long introduction to telling you that we are almost halfway through Philippians 2, but I say that to encourage you. Instead of being tired out by tired out by this race, throughout life, it will be invigorating!
Here are this week’s verses:
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, (ESV)
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, (NIV)
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,
Please keep in mind to pray for others - that as you go over these verses, many times someone will come to mind. When that happens, I wonder if it is the Lord prompting us to pray those verses that we are memorizing just then, over that individual.