Daily Devotions


Day 44

"That you may become blameless and harmless..."

Text: Philippians 2:15


It was God who saw the sorrowful plight of sinful mankind. It was out of His matchless grace and love that He planned salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He knew that even though man is given salvation, he is essentially still weak and prone to sin. Thus He continues to work in the hearts of His children.


Why does God work in our hearts the way He does? The following text offers an important insight.

“Do all things without complaining and disputing,
that you may become blameless and harmless,
children of God without fault in the midst of
a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine as lights in the world.”

Philippians 2:14-15

1. Purpose of God’s work in our life

a) The function of the particle “that” must be noted (Greek “Hina” introduces “purpose”).
b) This verse is therefore linked to the previous two verses (Read Philippians 2:12-15 together).
c) God’s purpose is clearly stated.

2. The behaviour of the Children of God outlined

a) The way we do our work.
i) Without complaining
ii) Without disputing
b) How we want people to see us.
i) Blameless
ii) Harmless
iii) Without fault

3. The world we live in

a) It is a crooked generation.
b) It is also a perverse one.

4. The challenge to bear witness that we are children of God

a) We are to shine as lights in the world.
b) This echoes what Jesus Himself taught about shining as lights (Matthew 5:16).
c) The good works are the lights by which we reflect the greater Light of the Lord Jesus.