“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. . .” (Philippians 1:27a, NIV)
To be a disciple of Jesus means surrendering the privilege of self-justification.
Paul reminds us that external circumstances must not dictate our response. In all that we do, our sole ambition is to please our heavenly Father. We engage in self-justification at the risk of causing the gospel of Jesus to lose its opportunity to engage those who need it.
Today, resolve to conduct all of your affairs in a manner worthy of the good news of our Lord. We can do no more; we should expect from ourselves no less. – Luther