Philippians 2:12-18
Guiding Lights

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

There are positive results when the Lord’s people have the mind of Christ and show that in practical ways. Christianity is not just a philosophy and doctrine relating to Christ and the church, but it is a lifestyle that represents our Lord Jesus Christ in this world. To do that God establishes local assemblies of believers as visible evidence of His presence and interest people. In an assembly we obey in a practical, visible way what the mind of Christ instills in believers spiritually. Each assembly is responsible to deal with local conditions and/or problems in a way that is suitable to the needs and condition. In Philippi the need was evident in two women who had labored in the Gospel and for some reason did not like each other, or at least couldn’t get along with each other. That kind of situation has to be faced and dealt with because it has the potential of dividing the Lord’s people.

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