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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Day 5 of Advent - Thursday, December 6

Day 5 of Advent - Thursday, December 6
Philippians 1:8-11 - Anticipation

  ”So that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” (Philippians 1:10)
  Paul continues to write about how much he wants to return to the church fellowship at Philippi and how much he prays for them to think of those things that are excellent and for them to remain as pure and blameless as they can be. Is it easy to be pure, blameless and excellent? Do you even know what those words mean? Check out what Paul had to say over in Philippians 4:8. That may give you some ideas.

  Any parent or grandparent is always looking forward to how their children and grandchildren grow and learn. Nothing pleases you more than to see your children come into a belief in Christ and to learn and grow in Him. With the circumstances of Jesus’ birth, I’m sure Mary and Joseph were very much looking forward to see how Jesus grew and learned and came into His own ministry. This was a new experience not only for them, but for the world. Never before had a Messiah been born and raised from birth.

  Let’s all look forward to coming days and years as we try harder to live and think only on those things of God that are pure, blameless and excellent in His eyes. Not our eyes.

Spend some quiet time with God today.


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