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Approve things that are excellent

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” Philippians 1:9-10

In your fellowships approve things that are excellent.

Philippians 1:3-5 says,

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you…for your fellowship in the gospel.”

The best way we can fellowship in the gospel is to make known the Good News about Christ. This should be every believer’s possible reason why we live, to defend the gospel until this task is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6.

Our calling brethren, is we’re set for the “defence and confirmation of the gospel…” Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.

It’s ok that we should do other things, and that we should love another, and do good for each other, yet at the same time that we keep on growing spiritually. “Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:11

The fruits of righteousness which are;

  • his fullest blessings and his peace in your hearts and your lives. (vs 2)
  • that you help in making known the Good News, (vs 5)
  • you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished, (vs 6)
  • you defend the truth and tell others about Christ, (vs 7)
  • you keep on growing in spiritual knowledge and insight, (vs 9)
  • you speak the word without fear, (vs 14)
  • you suffer for his sake, (vs 29)

Philippians 1:22,27-28 says,

“…if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. [27] Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; [28] And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.”

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Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

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