Christ Will Be Magnified
Paul wrote in Philippians 1:20-21 that he was not going to feel ashamed in anything. He looked forward with boldness, because whether he lived or died, whether he was free or in prison, Jesus Christ would be magnified. His focus was upon Jesus Christ, and he sought to magnify or to show great, the Savior (Psa. 70:4; Acts 19:17). Christians are to shine as lights to the world, not for their glory, but for the glory of God (Mat. 5:14-16). King Herod paid a terrible price because he did not give God the glory (Acts 12:21-24). Paul’s purpose was to magnify Christ; therefore, if he lived, his life would be for the glory of God, and if he died, he would gain the eternal reward given to those who serve Christ faithfully. Those who are Christians, have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20). Those who are crucified with Christ have been raised to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:1-7). Those who have been raised to walk in newness of life, are to seek those things which are above (Col. 3:1-3). Christian let’s magnify Christ by the way we live each day.
Written by Jameson Steward