so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.–Philippians 1:13
Resolved to look into each trial I face, each situation where someone speaks or does something against me, to see if it takes place because I am following Christ closely or because my own sin against them or someone else.
Now, concerning the resolution above, I realize that sometimes hard situations simply come and neither of these two may be the reason they come. In those times we may or may not know the direct reason those things are taking place. Not every situation can be so dissected successfully, but I believe that, in my own life, I can benefit from doing this much more than I currently do.
What strikes me, in Paul’s case, is that everyone around him knew why he was in this situation…
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