Song 5-8; Philippians 1
“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…stand firm in one Spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel, without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.”
The strength of our faith is not dependent on our circumstances or our feelings, but rather on Jesus Christ.
How do we live worthy of the gospel through opposition?
Paul’s call was for unity and even joy in the midst of suffering for the gospel. In the gospel, Jesus himself gave himself as a sacrifice for us; can we not also give ourselves to Him, no matter what happens? Living our mission means living in a spiritual battle. Stand firm, our leader Jesus has won the victory.
“Lord Jesus, give me courage to stand firm with those who are suffering today for Christ and to live worthy of your gospel.”