Philippians 2:12-18

A devotional commentary of Philippians 2:12-18.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians 2:12-18

Philippians 2:12-18

Moving Forward in the Lord (Philippians 2:12-18)

Someone wrote: “Life’s fleeting day will soon be gone and we will pass away; so teach us, Lord, to know Your will that we may choose Your way.” Regardless of who we are, live goes on. After all, life does not stop for anyone. In fact, it is impossible to turn back the clock because every day brings forth a new day. In other words, life goes on regardless.

In the same way, our Christian life must go on. The Scriptures encourage us to press on in the Lord, to move forward in the Lord. Why? Because our Christian life will not stand still. We cannot live the Christian life in limbo, either we go forward or we go backwards.

The Christian life is a progressive life because every day brings forth a new day, a new opportunity, a new situation or a new trial. If we are going to meet these challenges victoriously, then we need to move forward in the Lord.

There are three applications for moving forward in the Lord.

They are:

  • Putting our faith into practice (2:12-13)
  • Putting our faith into view (2:14-16)
  • Putting our faith into the Lord regardless of the cost (2:17-18)

If we follow these three applications in life, then we will grow in faith and we will meet the challenges of life victoriously.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians

Philippians 1:1-11 | Philippians 1:12-18 | Philippians 1:19-26 | Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 2:1-4 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Philippians 2:12-18 | Philippians 2:19-24 | Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 3:1-3 | Philippians 3:4-11 | Philippians 3:12-16 | Philippians 3:17-21

Philippians 4:1-7 | Philippians 4:8-9 | Philippians 4:10-23

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