16: Hard Work
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:12-13
On this date in 1972, Hall of Fame third baseman Pie Traynor died.
Elected to the Hall in 1946, Traynor is often considered to be one of the
greatest third basemen of all time. His combination of strong hitting and
smooth fielding led his era of baseball. Along with Brooks Robinson and Mike
Schmidt, Traynor is considered as one of the top three third basemen ever to
play the game. His defensive skills, especially, were honed from many hours of
In today’s passage, Paul was reminding the Philippians that it was
important for them to obey and to continue to develop their walk with Christ.
Paul reminded them that God was working in each of their lives. I like that
concept: God is working in and on you and me. When we allow Him the freedom
through His Holy Spirit to mold us and make us, God can accomplish great things
for His Kingdom. For God to be successful in working on us, we have to give Him
the freedom in our lives to get the job done. The only thing in this world that
can stop God from accomplishing His purpose in our lives is our unwillingness
to give Him complete control.
does it mean to you that God is working on you?
have total access and control of our lives? Why or why not?
what He wants to accomplish through you today and give Him the freedom to make
What a blessing to know that God is working hard on you and me
today. Let’s join His work and make a difference for Him!
Posted on Wed, March 16, 2016
by David Daly