Re:Verse passage – Philippians 2:12-18 (day four)
D. Sanctification –work out your salvation. We never arrive at the place where we have done all we need to do in our Christian faith. It takes a lifetime of moving toward holiness. Believers are doers…we are always working, planning, serving, and becoming. It is not by our own initiative or diligence though. Verse 13 says it is God who shapes our will and drives us to work. God calls us to obedience and holiness and then empowers us to respond. It is out of His love and His good pleasure that God is at work in us. The result of His work is that we appear as lights in the darkness…truth in the midst of evil!
How do we accomplish this obedience and holiness in our lives? Does God just zap us with His will? Spending time in God’s Word and Prayer gives God an avenue into our lives. Seeking and finding causes us to have the mind of Christ and to bring pleasure to God!