So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who is working in
you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose. Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and
perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
with fear and trembling
Healthy fear of the position not paralyzing fear of the person
work out your own salvation
Work out the problem to completion
“Whatever you intend to do if you’re not doing it you probably never will”
Philippians 2:15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation
Philippians 1:6 I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of
Mine what is already in your possession.
Don’t waste what is already yours
Get the most out of what you have been given
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 Therefore, I remind you to keep ablaze the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
Gather in the harvest
Understand the mission
God is working in the hearts of people who do not know Him
He told them: “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
The work of the Gospel has been done for us and must be done by us.