Today we seek to understand the ways in which God has called us to apply Philippians 1 to our lives. We will base our application of Scripture on our observation and interpretation of the passage. The application could look different for each of us, since we are each on our own God-given journey. Do you want to be transformed? If so, apply God’s Word to your life. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Galatians 5:16 encourages us further: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Do you want to walk in the Spirit? If so, apply God’s Word to your life. As you try to grasp and apply Philippians 1 to your life, remember that God’s Word is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.
Are you thinking or living in a way that contradicts God’s Word? What is God trying to teach you through Philippians 1? With the application of Scripture, our goal is to become more like Christ as we glorify Him and love His people.
As we attempt to apply God’s Word to our lives, may we pray the following prayer: “Search me, oh God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23–24)