Last Sunday we looked two short verses; Philippians 2:12-13. Yet, despite their shortness we saw that Paul packed some weighty truth deep within his words.
Paul called for the Philippian believers to live our their lives of obedience in a particular manner. They were to “work out their own salvation” realizing “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
Heavenly Citizens are to be marked by obedience which means they work out their own salvation. The fact that God works in us to desire this and then gives us the power to grow like Jesus is meant to produce hope that chance can actually happen.
We are to kill sin and grow like Jesus. Yet, this is fueled by the Spirit of God who uses our “working out our salvation” as the means by which He brings our salvation “to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).
This Sunday we will look to Philippians 2:14-18 and see Paul draw to a conclusion his last exhortation to right gospel behavior.