It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
“One day” is coming. Until the day when every soul will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and every knee in every language will bow - from every nation and all corners of the world - until that glorious day, we have a job to do. We are to live like Christ. In previous verses (5-8) we see that Christ came as a humble servant to a world that did not know Him. He took on the attitude of humility and emptied Himself as he served those around Him. Sweet friends, until that glorious day when every knee will bow, we have work to do. May it begin with us… here and now.