Philippians 1:12 - Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.
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What kind of waves are you making for the Gospel of Christ?
Paul wrote this letter to the Church in Philippi when he was in a Roman prison. Some had thought that because he was in prison that the work of spreading the Good News would stop. It had the opposite effect though. Others began to speak up and out in the name of the Gospel. Paul says that his imprisonment served to advance the Gospel.
The word “advance” in the Greek is a word with nautical origins. It meant to make headway or forge ahead. Boats and ships that are actually doing something and going somewhere make waves. Those that are stagnant and still make no waves. Those with a purpose and destination are forging ahead to fulfill their commission.
Ships and vessels that are docked are either out of commission or waiting for cargo. I would go so far as to say, if we’re not making waves in our lives for the advancement of the Gospel, then we’re not doing what we destined to do.
Let’s make some waves today for the Gospel of Christ. Let’s forge ahead and make headway. There’s nothing that can stand in our way. There’s no storm, no trouble, no imprisonment that can hinder the Good News of the message of Jesus.