Direct Others to the Light (Philippians 2:16b-18, 19-30)

How is God using you to direct others from darkness toward the light of Christ?

Paul challenged the Philippians to direct others to the light of Christ. “In order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me” (Philippians 2:16b-18).

Paul compared his life with a cup of wine being poured on a sacrifice or on the altar, near the end of a ceremony to seal the act of honoring deity. Paul equated his hardship with the seal stamped on the sacrificial gifts and works of the church at Philippi. This sacrifice brought joy in serving. Paul concluded with examples of those who directed others to Christ’s light, discovering serving as the sweet spot of joy (Philippians 2:19-30).

Be intentional about directing others to the light of Christ. See every day as an opportunity to guide someone from darkness. Ask the Holy Spirit to examine your calendar and reclaim your appointments for the purpose of serving others, so that they will serve God.

Episode 223: Joy In Serving (Part 3) from mitchkrusetv on Vimeo.