Do Everything

“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you.  Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” (Philippians 2:14-15 NLT)

> Study Notes
– Why’s complaining and arguing so harmful? If all that people know about a church is that its members constantly argue, complain, and gossip, they get a false impression of Christ and the Good News.  Belief in Christ should unite those who trust him.  *good reminder!
– Lives should be characterized by moral purity, patience, and peacefulness, so that we’ll “shine brightly” in a dark and depraved world.  A transformed life is an effective witness to the power of God’s word. **

QUESTION TO PONDER: Are you shining brightly, or are you clouded by complaining and arguing?

<< This is probably one of the greatest devotions I’ve had in a long time! I got the verse off of my brothers wall, they use it to teach their kids and as soon as I saw it, I took out my bible, journal and wrote it down.  How many times do we, as Christians, find ourselves arguing and/or complaining? I do it every single day. I do it especially at work, where I need to be the best example of a Christian, and yet I fail every time.  I complain because I feel like I’m being burned out by the amount of work they give me, but the flipside is I do more work and work harder and faster to glorify God haha, so I don’t feel like it’s ok for me to slow down.  I argue with the things that I feel are common sense, but others don’t see it the way I do.  I am around it all the time.  This verse though teaches me that I need to rise above the world, rise above what everyone else may be doing and be a shining example to those around me of who God is.  It’s a horrible challenge, but it’s one that I hope I can win over time.  Will you join me? >>

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