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Friday, May 18, 2018

philippians 2:13

In D-group this week we had a challenge to find 10 truths in Philippians 2:13. Here's my response:

Philippians 2:13
for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

for - from the previous verse. Why should you work out your salvation with fear and trembling? You should because it is God who is doing the work.
God works - God is working. He isn't passive. He isn't distant.
is God - It is not nature nor my will power, but it is God who is working.
works - It is a process and not just an instant achievement.
in you - God works in you and not necessarily around you. He's working on people and not necessarily circumstances.
YOU - He's working in YOU, specifically you! He's not looking for the "greater good" despite what happens to you. He desires YOUR good.
will - the interlinear says this is "gladly intend and desire." God wants to do good in you. He isn't working in you begrudgingly.
work - good is more than a state of being for God. It is action.
good pleasure - It makes God happy to work in us to bring out the best in us.
will and work - He desires and does. God desires and does good in us and somehow according to verse 12 we are also participating. We need to work out our salvation for it is God who is working in us. We need to work because it is God who is working. If we are working God's work, then we can be assured of success.

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