Advance the Gospel
by Phil Martin
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1:12
Paul’s faith in a good and sovereign God led him to be more concerned about the advance of the gospel than his own circumstances, specifically in this case, being locked up! This is such a simple idea. It is taught and preached very frequently. But I believe we rarely, if ever, fully contemplate Paul’s state of mind in this verse. Paul really had met the resurrected Jesus. That is the only way he could ever live so counter-intuitively.
May we meet that same Jesus everyday.