Do all things without murmurings and disputings. Philippians 2:14
Paul gave thanks to God each time he remembered those in the Philippi; the saints with their bishops and deacons. God who began such a good work in you will complete it. Philippians 1:6. Such was the hope of Paul expressed in several of his letters. He would keep them steadfast to the end without reproach on the day of the coming of our Lord Jesus and in his prayers he asked that their love may lead them each day to a deeper knowledge and clearer discernment to have good criteria for everything. He wanted them to know what has happened to him has served to advance the Gospel.
To Paul, to live is Christ, and even death is counted profitable for him. Moreover his condition as prisoner had encouraged most of the brothers who were emboldened to proclaim the word of God more openly without fear. Some who were moved by envy and wanted to challenge Paul and made his prison more unbearable. But in any case, whether sincerely or not, Christ was proclaimed and he rejoiced and had no regrets.
Paul urged his readers to rejoice as himself for Christ because they did not receive a spirit of salves, but the spirit that made them adopted children of God.
To continue working out for salvation ” With fear and trembling ” to carry out what pleases him. Do everything without grumbling, so that without fault or blame, they would be children of God without reproach among a crooked and perverse generation.
Be aware that God is at work in us through good desires and intentions coming to us. Live in the presence of God and do things for the sake of him always with a willing heart without murmurings and disputings.
Where there is Christ, the foundation will always remain solid.