Re:Verse passage – Philippians 1:20-26 (day two)
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, vs. 25
Over the past six months I have invoked Revelation 22:20 – Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Perhaps you have too. Why are we experiencing so much turmoil, anger, fear, suffering, and doubt? Wouldn’t it just be better if God just called us all home right now? The Apostle Paul would say yes, and no. There is no doubt to be with Jesus is the ultimate completion of all things, and it is right to long to be there. If, however, he has chosen to tarry then it does not do well to sit around and mope. Paul says that we are to be about progress and joy in the faith. Therefore when Jesus does come back he will find us ready (Matthew 24:36-25:13).
Stay vigilant, dear friends, and with whatever time God grants us let us endeavor to work out our calling with joy.