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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
2:12 Wherefore - Having proposed Christ's example, he exhorts them to secure the salvation which Christ has purchased. As ye have always - Hitherto. Obeyed - Both God, and me his minister. Now in my absence - When ye have not me to instruct, assist, and direct you. Work out your own salvation - Herein let every man aim at his own things. With fear and trembling - With the utmost care and diligence.
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved. From the contemplation of Christ's glory, the apostle turns to the lessons needed by the Philippian church. Work out your own salvation. While Christ is our Savior, and the author of our salvation, we must accept him and work together with him. Hence the Holy Spirit says, "Save yourselves" (Ac 2:40) and "work out your own salvation". Unless we do our part Christ cannot save us. With fear and trembling. With constant anxiety not to fail.
Prophetess Cindy's comment on 2014-01-02 17:08:00:
I Believe that the Spirit of The Lord is saying here as long as we are yielding ourselves to God,& willing to truly fear him you can be obedient to his instructions. Working out your own Salvation means doing the very things that you Don't wanna do! You Can Not be Lazy or Slack about it this means Your Life! And when doing so the very things that The Lord is leading you to Work out is what's going to help you....
Alicia's comment on 2013-11-07 10:44:42:
I think as Christians we sometimes lose sight of God as a truly terrifying God. Reading through Deuteronomy is definitely teaching me about His righteousness that we cannot live up to. Praise Jesus, Lord and Savior, for becoming the perfection that we could not be. I think a good walk with God is one that is a healthy mix of fear and love. After all, He has the power to destroy body AND soul, BUT has given the means of salvation through Jesus Christ!!!
LeslieG's comment on 2013-11-07 03:54:33:
When Jesus was physically alive, he left many instructions for God's people. It's a blessing that Jesus said this because it lets me know that he doesn't have to be here in physical body for me to live a saved lifestyle. To me, it's reassurance that Jesus is alive and there is a God and Heaven beyond this body. To allow me to save myself is one of the greatest gifts ever. Physician heal thyself and saints save thyself. It's one of the scariest verses in the Bible to me. And even though I know what it means to me, It still sounds like Jesus is pushing me away at times. As though he is leaving me.
Margaret's comment on 2013-11-07 01:15:39:
I concur with Zero's commentary. As we practice we tend to perfection!
Osbaldo's comment on 2013-08-30 18:09:40:
It doesn't mean that type of fear, because it also says that the beginning of wisdom is the Fear of the Lord.
We have to be careful with the salvation given to us. We aught to take care of it, knowing that He who has the blood of Jesus as nothing after knowing the truth, then it remains a fearful judgement, and we fall in the hands of a living God.
Zero's comment on 2013-08-20 22:14:34:
we workout not to obtain a body but to make it strong.
we work out our salvation not to gain it but because we already have it.
HARRY ALLISON's comment on 2013-02-09 04:43:00:
I confess that I am living by law and fear of rejection. I am asking JESUS for the ability to step into GRACE and LOVE mode.
Tj's comment on 2012-11-24 12:40:28:
The bible says God has not given us the spirit of timidity, why would God require us to work out our salvation in fear and trembling? Anything done when one is afraid can lead to disaster.
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