Read Philippians 1:27 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.
Yesterday we looked at Paul’s call to live as citizens of heaven. Today we’ll unpack the next phrase within verse 27, where Paul talks about “conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ.” Living in a manner worthy means we live in a way that matches what we’re worthy of. It means there’s a list of qualities represented in someone or something, and we match that list through our behavior.
We should be living our lives in a way that matches the gospel of Jesus Christ. When people look at us, will they see clearly that our citizenship is in heaven and it has shaped our lives? Will they see that we’re living under the grace of God? Will they see that we’ve been given unconditional love and we’re extending that love to those around us? Living a life worthy of the gospel is these things and so much more.
• Live a life worthy of the gospel. Ask a trusted friend or family member what they see in you through your words and actions, using the questions above to guide your conversation. Be open to the feedback they give you, and pray through what it reveals about the way you’re currently living.
Use your Philippians Guidebook to reflect and respond. For a digital copy of the guidebook, visit tpcc.org/rebels-guide.
Want to go deeper? Look up the following verses to see what Paul wrote in a letter to another church and how he described a life worthy of the gospel. Note what you observe and then continue with your time of response.
• Colossians 1:9-14