Working Out Your Salvation
The command to work in connection with one’s “salvation” (Phil. 2:12–13) has perplexed many a believer. On one level, this is due to the fact that in answer to the Philippian jailer’s question, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul told him to “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:30–31), but in Philippians he tells believers to work for the same goal. On a deeper level, it can trouble someone who is prone to doubt his salvation because of a sense of lack of spiritual growth.