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February 21, 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 tells us that God arranges everything in our environment just for this salvation. Today, we eagerly await Christ, who “will appear a second time for salvation” (9:28). How can we work out anything of our own salvation (Phil. 2:12)? We must understand this to mean the completion of the work of salvation already begun.

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

Tomorrow: “So Great a Salvation” (3)

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