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Read Philippians 1:21-30


Read Philippians 1:21-30

21 If I live, it will be for Christ, and if I die, I will gain even more. 22 I don’t know what to choose. I could keep on living and doing something useful. 23 It is a hard choice to make. I want to die and be with Christ, because that would be much better. 7 But I know that all of you still need me. That’s why I am sure I will stay on to help you grow and be happy in your faith. 26 Then, when I visit you again, you will have good reason to take great pride in Christ Jesus because of me.
27 Above all else, you must live in a way that brings honor to the good news about Christ. Then, whether I visit you or not, I will hear that all of you think alike. I will know that you are working together and that you are struggling side by side to get others to believe the good news.
28 Be brave when you face your enemies. Your courage will show them that they are going to be destroyed, and it will show you that you will be saved. God will make all of this happen, 29 and he has blessed you. Not only do you have faith in Christ, but you suffer for him. 30 You saw me suffer, and you still hear about my troubles. Now you must suffer in the same way.


Paul says 'Be brave when you face your enemies...' - Verse 27
he reminds us that courage will confound our enemies and also help us to remember that God is going to save us.  Sometimes life will bring its challenges - but we are called to remember that God will be good to us.


Lord you are bigger than all the enemies that I will confront.  Help me to find courage deep down in my being.  To remember that you will make all things right - and to show others - that you are at work in me.

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