Re:Verse passage – Philippians 1:12-19 (day seven)
“Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice” vs 18
The thing that was most important to Paul is that the Christ is being proclaimed. Paul doesn’t care that he is imprisoned. He doesn’t care that others are trying to compete with him. He doesn’t care about the things that could hold him back, because nothing is holding God back. Christ is being proclaimed. That is worth rejoicing.
What does this teach us?
- Trust God. Even when the plans we made don’t work out, God has a plan. Lean into this plan and watch God work.
- Proclaim Christ. When our plans don’t work out, lean into God’s plan by making the Gospel known.
- Rejoice in the Lord. God’s plan is at work no matter what. Find joy in watching the Gospel progress.