Category Archives: Philippians

Our Investment Portfolios

I have often been intrigued by the idea of laying up “treasures in heaven.” Of being mindful that there is stuff we do in the here and now that results in the accumulation and deposit of valuable collectibles in the … Continue reading

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Holding On While Pressing On

The apostle Paul thought it was the grown up way to think. To count all things loss for the sake of Christ. And not just reckon them as lost, but to actually lose all things in order to “gain Christ” … Continue reading

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Divine Discontentment

Thomas Edison once said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” Said differently the great inventor knew that “satisfaction is the grave of progress.” With a view of what could be, Edison seems to have refused being content with what … Continue reading

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The Righteous Word

Been involved in a number of conversations over the past several days on what’s happening in our land. And I don’t think they’re fueled just by media coverage and news cycles. I do think there’s a stirring in our hearts … Continue reading

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Far Better

Though we have both known quarantine, I know there’s no comparing my season of life today with that of the apostle Paul’s when he wrote to the Philippians. I’ve been sheltering in place in a wonderful house, free to leave … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Righteousness

Started in on Paul’s letter to the Philippians this morning. And what hits me pretty quick is the familiarity of his “laboring” language. Back in Galatians Paul talks of being “again in the anguish of childbirth” because of his consuming … Continue reading

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A Reasonable People

It’s one of those verses that gets overshadowed. Sandwiched in between the better known and often quoted “Rejoice in the Lord always”, and “Be anxious for nothing” commands, I can’t really recall hearing much about this lesser known command. But … Continue reading

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Retaining by Advancing

For Paul there was no standing still. If he wasn’t moving forward, then he knew he was going backward. If he put it in neutral he knew that was just reverse with an N on it. Coasting was to be … Continue reading

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We Are the Circumcision

The measure of a king in the Old Testament was who they worshiped. The measure of a saint in the New Testament is how they worship. That’s what I’m picking up from what’s being laid down in my readings this … Continue reading

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Standing, Striving, and Suffering

Hovering over the last few verses of Philippians 1 this morning. And as I do, a quote from Benjamin Franklin that I used years and years ago as part of a team building exercise at work comes to mind: “We … Continue reading

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