Lights in the World

Philippians 2

12 Therefore, my beloved, f as you have always g obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for h it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for i his good pleasure.

14 Do all things j without grumbling or k questioning, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, l children of God m without blemish n in the midst of o a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine p as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to q the word of life, so that in r the day of Christ s I may be proud that t I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be u poured out as a drink offering upon v the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

  1. Cross References
    Philippians 1:5
    Because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
    Philippians 4:15
    And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.
  2. Cross References
    Hebrews 5:9
    And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.
    2 Corinthians 10:5
    We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
    1 Peter 1:2
    According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:6
    And there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
    Hebrews 13:21
    Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
    1 Corinthians 15:10
    But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
  4. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:4
    Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
  5. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:9
    Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
  6. Cross References
    1 Timothy 2:8
    I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 5:45
    So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
    Ephesians 5:1
    Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
  8. Cross References
    Jude 1:24
    Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.
  9. Cross References
    1 Peter 2:12
    Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
  10. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:5
    They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 5:14
    You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
    Matthew 5:16
    In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
    Titus 2:10
    Not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
  12. Cross References
    Acts 5:20
    "Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life."
  13. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:8
    Who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  14. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:14
    Just as you did partially acknowledge us - that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.
  15. Cross References
    Galatians 2:2
    I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.
    1 Thessalonians 3:5
    For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.
    Galatians 4:11
    I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.
  16. Cross References
    1 John 3:16
    By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
    2 Corinthians 12:15
    I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
  17. Cross References
    Romans 15:16
    To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
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