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Verse of the Day (January 17, 2020)

Verse of the Day (January 17, 2020) #BMSeminary – Since God is producing in the Philippians the willing and doing of His good and perfect will (v. 13), there can be no legitimate reason for murmurings and disputings. Not only are they forbidden to complain about the difficulties and persecutions that will befall them in carrying out God’s good pleasure, but quarreling among themselves is also prohibited. If the readers obey the commands of verses 12–14, they will be [become] blameless [i.e., no finger of accusation can justly be pointed at them] and harmless (i.e., morally pure). Due to party strife and bickering, this is not now true of them. As the sons of God . . . in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation (generation), they are to be without rebuke—without incurring spiritual damage. The proper place for God’s people is among the lost. For only in such a position can true Christian witness be borne and influence for the gospel be effectively exerted. Yet believers must remain “without rebuke” in that they suffer no moral damage by contact with the unsaved. Then among unbelievers they will shine as lights in the world. As stars are readily noticeable in a dark sky, so healthy Christian lives stand out in testimony among the lost and give credence to one’s witness. (KJV Study Bible)

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