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One thing, two things: forgetting what's behind, and straining for what is ahead, for the full and final experience of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Paul disciplined himself to treasure the gospel that he would share in it. The exodus fathers provided examples of turning from God.
1 Corinthians 9:23-27
We now look to Him who has made us whole, and become more like Him. We are invited into the wholeness of which David speaks.
Psalms 15:1-5
Love is shown through diligence in managing your own affairs.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
Do not be distressed. You will be with Jesus. You know him, and so you know the way to the Father, and you know the Father.
John 14:1-7
David's hope is based on God's commitment to His own name.
Psalms 25:1-22
The Father and the Son ... at work to bring healing, life, and fellowship.
John 5:1-47
Let us go on to maturity, knowing that God's purposes, for his children's good, are secured in Jesus.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
We have the opportunity to provide our brothers and sisters with a service of eternal value. We do so by reflecting the heart of God.
James 5:19-20
Beware of placing your confidence in wealth. Beware of abusing others in pursuing wealth. If you're in this boat, weep.
James 5:1-6
God alone is the lawgiver and assessor, and he alone can save and destroy. I am in no position to cast a verdict on my brother, so don't.
James 4:11-12
In the midst of my waywardness, God's grace abounds. It is a grace that calls for active, sincere submission, and single-minded devotion.
James 4:1-10
The prayer of the downcast: for God's light and truth to lead him back into communion with God. Meanwhile, he has resolved to hope in God.
Psalms 42-43
The gospel is worth our focus. Exalt in the excellent; avoid the worthless. Be fair and decisive with those who stir for division.
Titus 3:9-11
Through God's mercy in Christ, Christians are heirs of eternal life, and in need of reminding about how this should affect their behaviour.
Titus 3:1-8
Let our tongues yield the fruit of God's mighty redeeming work. It makes no sense for corrupt words to flow out of a renewed heart.
James 3:5-12
Spiritual maturity means appreciating and chosing what is truly good.
Hebrews 5:11-14
Hold Christ the King as first place in your heart. Hold him as your hope, and when people want to know more, be ready to gently explain.
1 Peter 3:13-16
What does a well-ordered life look like? It is devoted to the Lord, undistracted ... and knows time is short.
1 Corinthians 7:26-35
How can we be free from anxieties? Be anxious about one thing - how to please the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:26-35
The time remaining is short so live as though undistracted, including in relation to marriage.
1 Corinthians 7:26-31
Look at Jesus. In Him, we are brothers and sisters with God's people of old.
Hebrews 3:1-6
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Work out your salvation, for God is at work in your life
Philippians 2:12-13
Salvation is a reality, not a theory. As I seek to live it out, I can know that God is working in me for His pleasure.
Shared April 1st, 2016; Updated December 28th, 2016
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Phil 2:12-13
Phil 2:12-13
Philippians 2:12-13
Therefore, my beloved, f as you have always g obeyed,
My dear ones, as you have always obeyed
so [obey] now,
keep on obeying now
not only as in my presence
that is, not just when I am with you
but much more in my absence,
but much more when I am absent
work out your own salvation
think through and then live out the implications of your own salvation
with fear and trembling,
by knowing God is awesome
for h it is God who works in you,
because God is working in your life
both to will
that is, to want
and to work
and to act
for i his good pleasure.
so that he is pleased by your life.
I was struck by two parties actively working - us and God. I'm grateful for your explanation "think through" since I would be tempted to work "on" my salvation instead of work "out" my salvation. I knew there was a reason we were supposed to memorize prepositions in elementary school.
Lindo né. Amo isso
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