"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation." Phil. 2:14—15
Our attitude about work, life, relationships, and suffering affects the world. Paul is talking about obedience. But this isn't a suggestion; it's a powerful tool for growth. If you do your work without complaining, your boss may be stunned, and your coworkers will notice. If you carry on in your walk with God, holding on to your beliefs and not turning back to your former ways, your friends will see. If you put the needs of others ahead of your own without argument, your family will observe. If you keep faith in God through suffering, the cynics will wonder.
This crooked and depraved generation (it's still true today) will discern in you a different way. They will see something shining and pure that they want to look at and, hopefully, be like.
Now as we start this new work-week, let's read this scripture again. "Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you
may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked depraved generation." Phil. 2:14-15