Philippians 1:27

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In Philippians 1:27, the Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote to the believers in Philippi, Only let your conversation be as It becometh the Gospel of Christ. We want to serve you with grace, patience, hard work and diligence to make your shopping  experience one that you will never forget.

You may be saying to yourself, “OK, but ultimately what you really want is to sell me a product and make a profit.” It is true that we are business owners and we are in business to make a profit, but that is not our ultimate aim. Our aim is to bring glory to God in everything we say, do, and think.

We understand that it is by God’s grace that He has granted us the vocation, talents and skills to be business owners. It truly is a gift from God. No doubt, God supplies us all the necessary means by which we can grow our business and provide for our families through the sale and profit of the products our customers purchase from us. It would be foolish to suggest otherwise. But chiefly, our desire is to be faithful stewards of this gift by honoring Him in using this vocation to serve those whom God sends our way.

Whatever sales we are awarded by our customers, we thank God for providing them to us and give Him the sole glory. Regardless of whether you purchase from us or not, we are pleased to serve you and thank our Lord Jesus for the opportunity to have had you visit us.It is our hearts’ desire that your experience with us whether online, by phone or in person exemplifies Christ.

Going back again to the Apostle Paul, as he continues his letter to the believers in Philippi, he says in Philippians 2:1-11 KJV.

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

In verses 1-5 Paul describes the spiritual unity of the believers in Jesus and what that looks like – its motives and characteristics. The “servant heart” attitude comes from the Lord Jesus. He is the perfect model of this. In fact, the word in verse 7 that is used in the original Greek text is duolos, which means “slave” and is translated as “bond-servant” or “servant” in the Bible. Jesus is the Son of Man, willingly giving His perfect life in the place of sinners.

Read verses 6-8 again and see what He accomplished by His willing sacrifice for sinners and loving submission to God the Father. Look what Jesus gave up. Jesus, the Son of Man, came not to be served, but to serve, even humbling “Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Jesus said to his disciples in Luke 22:27, ”27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.  And later on in verse 42, Jesus, cried out to God the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane just before the soldiers came to take Him away to be falsely tried and then crucified on a cross.  “42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

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