“May God’s Work in Us Transform Our Will and Change Our Actions 願神在我們裡面所作的工，轉化我們的意志，並改變我們的行動“（Philippians 腓立比書2:12-13）
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 fulfil his good purpose.
The obedience to be expected of Christians as Jesus’ followers should be connected with the obedience Jesus showed. To work out our salvation is to activate the salvation God freely gave us through Jesus Christ seeing it evident in every area of our lives. So caring about others’ souls must begin with our own soul as well. We should have the righteous and awe-filled reverence of God and live with a fear of failing to apply to the fullest consequences of our salvation because God’s work in us increases our responsibility to will and to fulfil His good purpose, not lessening it in any way. .
Prayer: Father God, thank you for reminding us that Jesus Christ has done a complete work of salvation for us and yet we must work out in His grace what He has worked in us. Let us use our understanding of your sovereignty and omnipotence as a motivation for greater, more dedicated service to Him. May your work in us extend to the transformation of our will as well as changing our actions because it gives you pleasure to do so. Amen.