New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you willprove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
“Don’t complain or argue!” We don’t normally associate these things with purity and blamelessness. Paul was extraordinarily close to the Philippians and knew them well. He knew their weaknesses and shortcomings. He also knew the destructive power that complaining and arguing have on the life of an otherwise vibrant community of Christians. Let’s heed his warning today, as we see church after church taken under by the negative and cynical spirit that pervades modern culture.
Forgive me and cleanse me, O God, from my argumentative spirit. Please empower me with your Spirit to use my speech only to bless and to build up, never to tear down or discourage. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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