...standing out by conducting yourself in a manner laid out by God's decrees that, in many ways, conflicts with the general makeup and lifestyle of your time and generation. and this is one way to shine as a unique person.Philippians 2:14-18
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
The apostle Paul goes on to speak about his desire that his preaching of the Word helps to bring forth the strong faith that would cause the Philippians to shine. He then says that, all in all, he will rejoice in his service and the fruit it bears in them, and then states that they should rejoice as well.
God bless and amen.
- just because it is out of the Bible doesn't mean it belongs in another thread that covers the Bible. A book that long covers many topics/issues....and each deserves specific attention.