...so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ (Phil. 1:10)
Did you know that living a Christian life involves much more than simply becoming more religious?
Yes, you become a member of God’s large family and experience his love. But that’s just the start. Amazing things happen when you choose to follow Jesus. But to what end?
Apostle Paul sees Christian life as an adventurous journey.
The end goal of the Christian life is to make Jesus attractive to everyone. You are called to make Jesus attractive to others by the way you LOVE and LEARN.
Here’s how Apostle Paul sees this adventurous journey.
Paul thinks a ‘pure and blameless’ life can become attractive and appealing to others.
First, you can choose the good, true and beautiful to live the best life. Second, you begin to lead an exemplary life: pure and blameless (Phil. 1:10b)
Eilikrines (Pure) means standing in the full light of God’s approval and being certified as pure. In this case, it would entail being open and transparent.
Aproskopos (blameless) means “not causing to stumble.” In a figurative sense, it means to point to Jesus. You not only choose the best life for yourself, but you also lead others to it.
You are called to make Jesus attractive to others by the way you LOVE and LEARN.
Paul thinks this ‘pure and blameless’ life can become attractive and appealing to others.
The whole point of your Christian life is to live as Jesus did! You can make Jesus attractive and appealing to everyone if you grow in love and spiritual insight.
Ready to experience your Aha Moment! 1) Do I grow in my Christian life? 2) Am I open and transparent? Do I make Jesus attractive and appealing to others? 3) Do I lead others to choose the best life?