Re:Verse passage – Philippians 4:1-9 (day four)
If I am a true believer, won’t I have good relationships with other believers? Not necessarily! Paul has taken the time and love to correct a broken relationship between two…no three…fellow believers. He says their names are written in the book of life. Somewhere along the way, Euodia, Syntyche, and Clement have lost sight of the importance of harmony and peace. They have not lost their salvation though. They are secure in their eternity, but misguided in their discipleship.
Believers are not always perfect. Even though we have victory over sin, we still retain residual effects of the sin in our lives. It would be nice to be instantly sanctified when we are instantly saved. We are grateful for repentance though. When we lose our way and fall into sin, we have a path back to a right relationship with God…we can repent and be restored. During this season of Thanksgiving, let’s thank God for repentance and forgiveness.