Consider this encouraging word from Philippians 1:6…
In case you can’t read the Scripture verse in the graphic above here is the text from the New American Standard Bible translation:
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
We have been made right with God through our faith in Christ.
He has made us new and is making us new. In the “already but not yet” paradox of salvation and God’s Kingdom, we can be confident that God has begun conforming us to the image of Jesus Christ and that HE will complete that perfection process in us.
We have a part to play in that process. It is called submission and obedience. We work out what He works in us.
In other words, we are not working to save ourselves or to make ourselves like Christ; our role is to let the work He has done and is doing inside us be made visible outwardly in our lives.
So rest in the confidence that the accomplishing of the process is in the best of hands and let His good work in you shine out to those around you.
Philippians Study Coming in April
I’m so excited about what I’m learning as I study and prepare to teach Philippians after Easter. I’ll have more info coming soon, but if you think you might be interested in studying with me on either Tuesday mornings or Tuesday evenings, save those dates in your calendar from April 18 through May 23.
Blessings of truth and grace,