The fuel to kill complaining

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:14–15 ESV)

Don’t grumble & complain.  Sounds easy enough.  Paul is calling the Philippians (and us) to continue to work out what God is working with in.  We should not grumble and complain because Jesus, the infinitely perfect Creator, did not grumble and complain about becoming human and becoming obedient to death.  He is our focus, His sacrifice is our fuel.

The result:  blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish (v15).  As our outsides increasingly match up with the inner realities of being children of God and the work that He is doing within, we prove ourselves to be truly His.  His choice of words are reminiscent of the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness and God ultimately calls them a crooked and twisted generation (Deuteronomy 32:5).  Surrender to Him today and do the work to see Him for who he really is for as you behold Him you will increasingly become more like Him (2 Corinthians 3:18).  Oh Lord, let us just get a glimpse of your glory so that we may be transformed.