Re:Verse passage – Philippians 1:27-30 (day two)
…so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit…vs. 27b
If you are a teacher or a parent you have probably experienced this scenario: You give an assignment or a chore and leave the children/students to their work only to come back into the room before the expected you to arrive only to find them doing anything but the work. Sound familiar? Paul is reminding us that we are to remain steadfast in our call regardless of our perceived audience. It does little good for us to only be about our task when the pastor is watching. You can understand how a child would be motivated by proximity, but we should remember that our work, our call, and service is always to be rendered unto the Lord. We shouldn’t seek a pat on the back, you will get your ‘well done’ later. What task have you been called to today? What are you waiting for? Keep pressing forward.