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February 20, 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

How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard.
– Hebrews 2:3

The book of Hebrews gives us a very good picture of salvation, even calling it “so great a salvation” (2:3). It tells us that Christ has become “to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation” (5:9). Salvation comes from Christ. He is the author of our salvation (2:10), and we are those who will inherit salvation (1:14). As we draw near to God through Christ and He continually intercedes for us, we experience this salvation (7:25).

Adapted from Philippians: “That I May Gain Christ,” page 115.

Tomorrow: “So Great a Salvation” (2)

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