Re:Verse passage – Philippians 1:1-11 (day five)
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
There is a great promise found in Philippians 1:6. God will bring His work to completion. He will get us there. Such hope, such assurance, such help. Yet, there’s another side to this verse. Remember when traveling with family, the question that gets asked a thousand times from the children? “Are we there yet?” The short answer was, “NO”. The long answer was a little more complicated. More miles to be traveled. More time in the car was necessary. More scenery to view. More patience required. The process of traveling was not over. Some parts of the trip were easy, some were more difficult.
Same thing is happening in verse six. We are not “there” yet. The work- His work- is not finished. Our faith journey is not complete. We are not finished learning, growing, refining, maturing, loving, trusting, and serving. Some parts of our faith journey are easier and others. The great promise is that God will get us there. We will need humility, courage, patience, and trust (to name a few) as we travel!