Archive for May 7, 2008

Complaining and Arguing


How can I live out verse 14: “Do everything without complaining or arguing” (NIV)?

I want to live at peace with others.

That isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s not always possible.

Does context provide an answer to my concern? Check out verses 12-16.

Paul specifically refers to the work of the Philippian church as they “hold out the word of life.”

That makes sense. Arguing and complaining about sharing the saving story of Jesus is just plain silly.

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Philippians 2:4

“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (NIV).

It is important that I examine my motives. Do I truly look to the intereests of others? Or do I pretend so I can feel better about my inherent selfishness?

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