Good Motives

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The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.

Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:18-20)

Previously I mentioned what we should think about and do when someone preaches Christ from poor motives. Today, let’s look at a good response to good motivations for proclaiming Christ:

Paul rejoices at the preaching of Christ, regardless of motives. But, when it comes to those with good motives, he is substantially happier. He knows that his own ministry is problematic for the future (he’s on trial for a capital crime). But, he also knows that the gospel will advance, because there are people preaching Christ from true motives.

He doesn’t care whether he lives or dies; he knows that God’s kingdom will be advanced regardless. And, for that he rejoices all the more!

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