Friday, September 27, 2019

How should we then live?

After Philippians 1:27-30

It’s clear: yes, we have freedom,
our spirits and souls unchained,
unshackled. But no: that doesn’t
mean anything goes. Instead,
we have a command: to live 
worthy of the good news,
because the “how” signals
good reports, indicates 
a standing firm together, shows
unity in striving side by side,
and no fear of opponents. How
we live tells opponents that
their destruction will come;
it’s no wonder they hate us,
and will hate us. Belief and
firmness of spirit is inevitably
accompanied by hatred, 
by the heaping of abuse, 
by suffering. This is not
your prosperity gospel.

Photograph by Aaron Blanco Tejedor via Unsplash. Used with permission.

No comments: