Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/08/15

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

Praying Hands2“Therefore, my dear friends … continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”   (Phil. 2:12-13)

Our salvation is not a once-and-done. Certainly, we came to salvation when we repented of our sins and surrendered to Christ and His lordship, for we became justified before God and heirs of His Kingdom. But salvation is a continuous coming before the Lord; it is a labor of love as was God’s sacrifice of His son Jesus for us.

Salvation is not of works, but it is to remain surrendered to the Lord that He might work His will through us to fulfill His purposes in us and through us to others; it is to be in love and to stay in love with the Lord, to seek His face, to enter into His presence, to lay ourselves before Him, as His very own.

May the Lord bless you each day in working out your salvation.

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