Week 2. Friday: It’s All God
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Philippians 2:12-13
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the key words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage Paul teaches us that working out our salvation is not totally up to us. We cannot obey God on our own. We cannot grow in our faith on our own. We cannot serve God on our own. Anything good in us comes from God’s work in us. God gives us the will (desire) and the ability (power) to do what He has called us to do. God working in us is the evidence that we truly belong to Him.
Takeaway: We cannot do anything for God without His power working in us.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
How can you know if God is working in you?
What are some ways your life has changed as a result of following Jesus?
How should your approach to relationships and situations change knowing that God is at work in you?
PRAY: Ask God to help you fulfill His good purpose.