Shining Like Stars
by Randy Chambers, 2015-07-25
Philippians 2:14-15, NIV: Do everything without complaining
or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a
crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
Imagine if you will, Jesus complaining about the food He had to eat, or clothes He had to
wear. Imagine Him arguing with a disciple because he sat in His seat in the boat. Imagine
His face, His eyes, His voice. Would you see His love through the selfishness, or His
grace through the complaints? Its hard to imagine Jesus like thatprobably
because he wasnt like that. Jesus was the continual representation of the Father.
What was seen in His face and eyes, and heard in His voice bore witness of the Person of
God. In Philippians 2:14-15, Paul encourages us not to complain and argue. As others look
into our faces, our eyes, and hear our words, if what they see is selfish humanity, it
turns them away. But if they get a glimpse of Jesus, then they find something outside the
normsomething that shines like stars.