Philippians 2:14 – Verse of the Day 5/9/14

Philippians 2:14 Verse of the Day

When do you find yourself most likely to grumble or complain? When something seems unfair? When you have to do something you don’t want to do? When you don’t get what you think you deserve?

In the Old Testament, the people of Israel consistently complained against God. They doubted his provision, presence, and providence. In Philippians 2, Paul encourages us to remember that New Testament believers are children of God just like the people of Israel in the Old Testament. However, our “attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus,” (verse 2), and just as Christ went to the cross willingly on our behalf, so should we face life’s trials willingly “for the glory of God the Father” (verse 11). It’s an encouragement with a challenge.

As you pray, consider the ways in which you grumble or complain. Bring these areas of your life before the Lord and ask Him to forgive you for living like an ungrateful and doubting child rather than a grateful and faithful one. Ask Him for the strength to face life’s trials without complaint for the glory of God.

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Heather Clifford
Heather Clifford

Its hard sometimes to do but just try to be thankful for what u do have then it will help u do things without complaining

Jerry Vickroy
Jerry Vickroy

it is not about us, It is all about God and what we can do for Him

Lenora Smith Richter
Lenora Smith Richter

My husband "shared" this verse with me today because he doesn't want to hear about the pain of my chronic health condition.

Joshua Mitchell
Joshua Mitchell

Uh oh...better tape this to my forehead and look at it every day....*jk*lol

Alan Alejandro
Alan Alejandro

It can be done if we take the "I" & the "ME" out of the way !

Betty Diggs
Betty Diggs

No it's not always easy but to be obedient of the word of God will cause u to reap a great reward, of the Lord. Amen. God does not like grumbling .

Mary VandeWege
Mary VandeWege

This is one of the first verses I taught my kids:)