Monday, February 6, 2017

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Philippians  2:12 - Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
          In this post I would like to look at “work out your own salvation.”  The time when a person excepts Jesus as his personal savior, God puts us through a period of  sanctification, where we have to grow into a likeness of Jesus. 
          Salvation is a three step process, 1. Jesus dies on the cross to save mankind.  2. each of us has to except Jesus’s death & resurrection to be saved.  3. We as a saved person needs to grow to look like Jesus.  Our salvation finishes when God calls us home and we receive our new glorified bodies.  This whole process is what Paul wrote in the above verse, “work out your own salvation.”

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