Concern and Contentment

“So, I rejoice in the Lord greatly for even now you have blossomed in your thoughts for me. You did think about me, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I am in poverty, I have learned in everything to be self-sufficient.” (Philippians 4:10-11) I have ranted more than a few times in this series of […]


Attaining the Goal…

“Not that I have already received this, nor have I already been perfected, but I pursue it that I might attain it, for I was made to attain it by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12) As we discussed above, the language of “attaining” the goal of the resurrection is not implying a doctrine of merit…that we […]


Can I Grumble About It?

“Do all this without grumbling or debate,” (Philippians 2:14) Oh my. This is where we so often get ourselves in trouble. We know what the right thing is, we know we ought to do it, we don’t want to do it, but since it is the right thing we do it anyway — grumbling the […]