Philippians 2:14 – Verse of the Day 7/18/13
In the Old Testament, the people of Israel consistently complained against God. The doubted his provision, presence, and providence. Paul here writes 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).
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.