Your lives will be filled with the truly good qualities which only Jesus Christ can produce, for the glory and praise of God.” (Philippians 1:11, GNB)

I like the GNB translation here.  Paul tells the Philippians that if their love keeps on growing more and more…”your lives will be filled with the truly good qualities which only Jesus Christ can produce.”

As our love grows, Jesus produces truly good qualities in us.  We work.  Jesus produces.  It is a tension with which the writers of Scripture seem quite comfortable.  Indeed, Paul goes on to say, that the love that grows and grows produces truly good qualities “for the glory and praise of God.”

Jesus then, works in us, to produce qualities which result in greater glory for God the Father! Growing love in us produces greater glory for God.

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