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February 17, 2017
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So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
—Philippians 2:12

What did the Philippians need to be saved from? They needed to be saved from the most dangerous thing confronting anyone who loves the Lord: the self-life. Regardless how much spiritual experience and maturity we gain, our self-life can never be allowed to boast.

Adapted from Philippians: “That I May Gain Christ,” pages 114-115.

Tomorrow: “Working Out Our Salvation” (12)

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