Author: Maurice Lattimore
Reflection: v. 19, ‘their end is destruction’
This passage reminds me of a time in my life when I was an enemy of the cross and my life was on the road to destruction. My ‘gods’ were greed, selfishness, lust, control, and the most powerful of them all, my thirst for self-medication. At the end of the day, it was all about me and what I thought were my worldly pleasures. But God has a way of getting your attention by letting you go according to your own way—by allowing all kinds of stumbling blocks to come your way to keep you from your own destruction. At this point, I had been dragged through the gutter and was imprisoned—and facing many years. It was at this time that I turned my life over to Christ with a true heart of repentance and a willingness to honestly try. This was when Paul’s message in Philippians started to resonate with my life. These biblical examples of how we ought to live continue to keep me standing firm in hope today.
Prayer By the manifesting spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ, glory and praise be to God Almighty! Hallelujah!! Amen!!