Exploratory studies Pt2

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Proverbs 4:7 ~ Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding….

Work out your own salvation

If you spoke to a child and told them to work out a sum or an equation even to play a particle game what alternate word would you use to get the message a cross?

Well I’ll use a term like : to think, consider or analyse to understand then one can appreciate the whole idea through comprehension.
Any level of bible study needs patient reflection & an open heart to the spirit of God knowing all truth are spiritually discerned 1cor 2:14

The letter from the apostle Paul to the Philippians ~
says…

Phl 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

The word salvation from the Greek:
sōtēria
: 1) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation, health
A) that which concludes to the soul’s safety or salvation

B) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God.

What i get from this statement is to give carful attention towards working out or understanding this thing called salvation which relates to my present my future and redeems me from my past in regards to sin.

Now to understand my role within this thing called salvation is simply to be like a farmer sowing seed, watering it but its Almighty God who makes it grow.
If I fail to understand the process of my salvation like a farmer I will end up losing out on the blessedness as a recipient of this Great work of God in christ

Lets go one step further to appreciate who really is doing the work

Phl 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for his good pleasure.

The work of righteousness isn’t the work of man nether is the work of salvation, it is God who works all things according to his to his plan ~ as we work out this marvellous Gift of salvation….Eph 1:11

In conclusion

It’s our responsibility to Work out or to understand the process of our salvation but it’s God who does the work within our lives

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From the series : The beauty of scripture

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5 Responses

  1. Your post is an awesome reminder of what a loving God we serve. He starts, continues, and completes the good work in us! No quitting with the Lord.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. PJ, You have done a great job of study Phl. 2:12-13, The Holy Spirit opened your eyes, mind and heart. Thank- you Jesus for guiding my little brother, Amen, Now if you could go to my blog, on the right in the search box type in, prayer is work, you might find some thing you will enjoy. Thank-you Peter, James

    • Thanks for the prayer James, yes the holy spirit has opened my eyes and some of these things I write about are also in the book that’s coming please remember me there also. These truths I live like culture as some will notice the fragrance in the message
      Yes James I will check your blog this morning, many blessings to you Sir.

      • I’m glad you enjoyed it Wendy also I like your understanding of the lord. He is GREAT.

      • Brother James, the English language limits us to really understand these terms works or to workout ~ faith must lead to action meaning (works) like prayer does it start from a physical act or faith?

        If faith it’s not a work ~ if works it’s not God but me burning out steam, do you get me?
        Rom 4:4-5

        Greek word for work out
        katergazomai ~ to perform an act
        1) to perform, accomplish, achieve by understanding it’s process.

        The word works from James 2;14 Greek~ ergon means to be occupied with activity effort or action

        The father of our faith has proven it Abraham ” the promise is of faith that it might be of grace…..to every one who believe. Rom 4:16

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