Working Out Salvation
Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Jesus, the weight of your forgiveness is nearly impossible for me to grasp. My sense of what sin truly is and its eternal consequences is so vague. Lord, help me take my sin seriously. Help me face everything within me that is not of you in the stark light of your truth. Open my mind and spirit to the gravity of your loving sacrifice and the path of sanctification you offer me. Forgive me for underestimating all you have done and continue doing for me. Help me move forward in understanding and gratitude while practicing confession and repentance with a humble heart. Amen.
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, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[c] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky