Thursday, 9th November 2023: Keep working out!

Scripture Reading: Php 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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

Reflections: The concept of salvation in Paul’s message to the Philippians refers to the rebirth of our spirit. This experience, also known as being born again, is a gift from God that we receive. However, it is our responsibility to show the new life it brings. Paul meant this when he said, ‘work out your salvation’. The word ‘work out’ comes from the Greek word ‘katergazomai’, which emphasizes the importance of putting in the effort to achieve results. After experiencing salvation, we must demonstrate that we are a new person by consciously and intentionally disengaging from our old sinful behaviour and living righteously. Praying, fasting, studying the Bible, and following its teachings are all part of working out. So, keep working out!

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me work out my salvation.

Confession: I work out my salvation.