The Conflict

Philippians 2:12‑13  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Phil. 2:1212Wherefore, 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. (Philippians 2:12))-not your own forgiveness but your own salvation. It is said to those who were already forgiven. Salvation, in the sense spoken of here, implies the whole conflict we are passing through with the power of evil. We know that we contend with the common enemy, but God is at work in us, both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Phil. 2:1313For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)). We know the deep concern and regard Go feels for us as committed to this conflict. We a fighting under His orders-doing His will in that thing as well as in others. God is so far from leaving us in any way, that He assures our soul He is pledged to see us through to the end, but He will have us pass through this scene with a solemn sense of the war with Satan in which we are engaged. W.K.