Text: Philippians 3:1-6
Listen to Pastor Thad Blount as he brings us a message from God's Word.
- means to
be glad or delighted, to celebrate, to be cheerful.
- The word beware is used three times in this verse.
The word means to perceive with your eyes,
to pay close attention. Kenneth Wuest makes the following observation: - In this
context the words dogs, evil workers, and false circumcision are attributed to Jews
who professed to believe in Christ but depended upon keeping the ritual of
Judaism for their salvation.
insisted that unless one kept the Law of Moses, he would not be saved.
Paul regards this teaching as dangerous and
subversive to the gospel of Christ.
* evil workers - describes those who were charaterized by godlessness with the implication of being harmful or damaging.
* worship - describes one who is living in obedience
to God resulting in a life of praise.
* glory - means
to boast over a privilege or possession. The idea is that our boasting be in
Your responsibility with God's enabling, is to consistently apply truths you
have heard from the word (I Tim. 4: 7-9; James 1: 22-27). As you consider
the message, ask yourself what God wants you to change in your life this week.