Sunday, December 29, 2013


I really like this exhortation by Paul found in Philippians 2:1-4:

1 SO BY whatever [appeal to you there is in our mutual dwelling in Christ, by whatever] strengthening and consoling and encouraging [our relationship] in Him [affords], by whatever persuasive incentive there is in love, by whatever participation in the [Holy] Spirit [we share], and by whatever depth of affection and compassionate sympathy, 2 Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention. 3 Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. 4 Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. AMP

Paul was saying here that it was a source of joy for him when believers lived in harmony with one another! Being in full accord means to be like-minded! I really like the Amplified Bible, above, for this verse! We are to be of one harmonious mind and intention! We will ALL have a different calling, anointing and way of carrying out what God instructs! HE has given us each an individual and unique personality for HIS purposes! We each reach different people, at different times and by different methods! Being in "harmony" and being "like-minded" does NOT mean that we become little clones of each other! Every God-given personality has specific people that it is their responsibility to share the Gospel with! Who are YOURS? He WILL let you now, so listen to HIM! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "Hope Of The World":

Remember that in Jesus, WE are the salt of earth and the hope of the world! BE the Light! BE who God has called YOU to be! AMEN!

Shalom in Him!