Is the Gospel at Work in Your World?
Here in Philippians 2:12-18, Paul challenges the church to consider the great gift of salvation and to show how the gospel impacts every day of life. The admonition to “work out your salvation” is possible because God has already ‘worked in you’ (v. 13). This Work of Salvation means that God has shown his everlasting love to you! Like the phrase… “We do not believe in a salvation BY works, but we believe in a salvation THAT works.” Any ‘work’ that we accomplish is all because Christ has worked in our heart “to love and good works” (Heb 10:24-25). Has Christ worked in your heart? The Wonder of Salvation is that God changes our hearts, and we can serve and worship him in return. We are entrusted with the Word of Salvation to ‘shine as lights in the world’. That means in Morris, in our surrounding communities and everywhere we go. We have joy of “holding forth the word of life” to those who are searching. And when we finish our days on this earth, we can be confident that we “have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” Like 2 Peter 1:10-11 says, “Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Is the Gospel at work in your world?
Questions to Consider
Has God worked in your heart? Come to him for salvation!
When was the last time you shared with someone how God is working in your life?
What are you doing to be a ‘light’ in your world?
- Pastor Micah Tanis