Working Out With God By Pastor Mark Taylor
Paul tells us to “work out our salvation.” Notice that he doesn’t tell us to “work for our salvation.” In other words, he is telling us that we need to allow the salvation that is ours to be lived out in our daily lives. The Lord desires His people to live out what God has already worked within that life when that person trusted Christ. To put it another way: God loves us the way we are. He loves us too much to leave us the way we are. He wants us to be Just Like Jesus.
If you have been serving the Lord for many years, don’t get discouraged because other people are not doing what they should do. “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:8-10).
The Lord Jesus appreciates your works of love for Him and His Church.