at work

27 Jan

170127Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out as a libation over the sacrifice and the offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you—and in the same way you also must be glad and rejoice with me. (Philippians 2:12-18, NRSV)

Work out your own salvation. I admit I have had issues with this verse, but we can read no verse in a vacuum and must look around it to find the meaning. For it is God who is working in you.

God is working in you, to enable you to work out your salvation and to find joy in doing His will.

And we should do all of these things without murmuring or arguing, so that His love may be shown to the world.

So slow down and let God work.


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One response to “at work

  1. kwallyz

    2017/01/27 at 07:22

    I was wondering the same thing about that verse. Thank you for clarifying it.


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