Worthy of the Gospel

As followers of Jesus Christ we are inseparably united to Him (Col. 3:3).  Our inseparable union to Him means that we are inseparably united to one another (1 Cor. 12:12 – 13, 27).  In light of those two glorious realities, if we are not standing fast “in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel”, what does that say about our relationship with Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:27)?  If we are going to walk “worthy of the gospel of Christ”, then we must be unified in both mindset and love (Phil. 2:2).  It is then and only then the members of the local church will be standing “fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Phil 1:27).

“Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel…” (Phil. 1:27)