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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Working Out

Many people wonder what this verse means about “working out” your salvation from Philippians 2:12. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. First we know we can’t earn salvation – it is a gift of God through Christ. I believe it is referring about working and strengthening our “relationship” with Him! We need to live according to the Spirit.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.  For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:12-18
 Living according to the Spirit, Gods way not our way (unless it is His way) should be our goal! Our life should always reflect Christ - conduct, words, deeds, actions, finances, planning, and heart. Amen?