Today’s Verse: Philippians 2:14-15

Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

— Philippians 2:14-15

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

We shouldn’t be surprised that unbelievers around us have different values than we do. After all, a star isn’t surprised that it shines in the great expanse of darkness surrounding it. You see, a star and a disciple of Jesus share a primary purpose: shining light into the darkness, no matter how great that darkness! So, when it’s hard to shine, let’s remember we are stars in profound darkness; without us, all anyone can see is the darkness! Once we realize we are made to shine in the darkness, our need to complain can be curtailed, and reasons to argue are lost in the face of such a great need for us to be stars that shine!

My Prayer…

Holy and righteous Lord, I can only anticipate the day I see your glory and stand in your presence. Please give me the courage and integrity to be a light to those around me, overwhelmed by the darkness. In Jesus’ name, I pray to have this redemptive influence, to your glory. Amen.