Philippians 3:17-21

A devotional commentary of Philippians 3:17-21.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians 3:17-21

Philippians 3:17-21

Living a Vibrant Christian Life (Philippians 3:17-21)

When Paul met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus, his life was radically changed (Acts 26:16). When Isaiah saw the glory and majesty of God, his life took a new direction (Isa. 6:1-9). When Peter saw the awesomeness of Christ, his life also took a new direction (Lk. 5:8). What changed the lives of these men so dramatically? Well, it was their encounter with the Lord. In other words, the Lord opened their eyes to see life from Godís perspective. When these men saw life from Godís perspective, they acknowledged their sinfulness and their need of Godís grace.

When these men met the Lord, their lives wonderfully changed; however, their lives didnít finish there. These men went on to live vibrant Christian lives. Paul became the apostle to the Gentiles. Isaiah proclaimed the Word of God to Israel. Peter became an evangelist. Nevertheless, these men had their struggles, and yet they still lived vibrant Christian lives--lives that radiated the love of God.

In the above passage, Paul gave three principles for living a vibrant Christian life.

They are:

  • Following Paul's Example (3:17)
  • Avoiding many extremes (3:18-19)
  • Realizing our heavenly focus (3:20-21)

As Paul said to the Colossians, ďSet your mind on things above, not on things on the earthĒ (3:2)!

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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