“But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy.” Philippians 2:17.
How do we respond to Paul’s Philippians 2:17 ? Do we rejoice to be poured out or grudging? Do we share courageously or are we ashamed of Christ?
All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. (2 Samuel 14:14)
Relate: A hundred years ago, before the advent of high fructose corn syrup, molasses was the primary food sweetener for Americans. It was also used to make rum and other alcoholic beverages. At the time, however, the biggest use for molasses was to produce ethanol, which was used in weapons manufacturing. Near the end of World War 1, molasses was in high demand. In Boston, the Purity Distilling Company had a large molasses storage vat 50 feet high and 90 feet in diameter. The vat was built quickly and wasn’t able to…
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