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Continue to work out your salvation Philippians 2:12

In order to understand this verse first we need to fully understand what is salvation. has a beautiful explanation which goes, "Salvation is the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness."

So, salvation has two parts to it: (a) redemption from sin & (b) everlasting happiness.

If that is the case, the true meaning of today's Scripture is:

(a) Continue to work out your redemption from bondage of sin
(b) Continue to work out your everlasting happiness

How do we go about doing just that? How do we continue to work out our salvation?

The best part about God's commandments to us is that, it never lacks instructions or in other words each command comes with an user manual or key if you will that will enable us to follow it.

If we continue to read through the same chapter we can find the following instructions on the how-to: 

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, in which you shine like stars in the universe... Philippians 2:14,15

Now that we know the how to, let us put it into practice - to continue to work out our salvation! May God bless you. Enjoy the Sunday, I mean "Son"day!
3 Responses
  1. Becky Says:

    I was just discussing this with my hubby yesterday morning, after reading the entire book of Philippians... More specifically the fear and trembling part of this verse. Do you have thoughts on that part?

  2. NRIGirl Says:

    Hi Becky: I am reminded of the verse "Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling." Psalm 2:11

    Clarke's Commentary on the Bible has the following explanation which is in tune with my understanding also:

    Serve the Lord with fear - A general direction to all men. Fear God with that reverence which is due to his supreme majesty. Serve him as subjects should their sovereign, and as servants should their master.

    Rejoice with trembling - If ye serve God aright, ye cannot but be happy; but let a continual filial fear moderate all your joys. Ye must all stand at last before the judgment-seat of God; watch, pray, believe, work, and keep humble.

    Hope all is well at your end Becky. Wishing you and your husband a beautiful Valentine week as you continue to rejoice in His love together.

  3. Becky Says:

    Thank you for your response and the verse! All is well on my end. I thank you for your well wishes. May God bless you and yours this week as well, with peace comfort and love.

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