Living a Noble Life
In last week’s blog post kicking off our section on “Whatever is Noble” (from Philippians 4:8), we focused on what people typically mean when discussing the word “noble” — what people see. The outward appearance is what people see but the inward appearance is what God sees. One of my favorite people in scripture to examine this behavior is Daniel.
Daniel refuses to compromise in front of his Kings and in that his noble or honest way of living he leads Darius to praise the God that he serves. When reading Daniel 6, I always see in that moment the understanding that when God is foremost above all in our lives we live a much bolder, nobler life. When we refuse to compromise it makes a statement to those who surround us. It actually emboldens others to do the same. Daniel’s life made others give glory to God.
When Paul speaks to whatever is noble/honest he speaking to a Christ transformed life. A honorable life that is evident not only in the church but in the character of everyday actions from the heart whether before Kings or spouses or children. I pray that Christ continues to work in the lives of believers so that His glory would be known to all people.
Isaiah 32:8 – “But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.”
Have a great week of training and, as always, if you have any questions about this devotion, the training schedule or the meetups, feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening!