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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
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.
This verse written by the Apostle Paul is seldom talked on today. However, when I was a young boy, I often heard it preached by my father and his friends. My parents felt the same way as the Apostle felt concerning the sacrifice Jesus has made to obtain our full salvation. Because of his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, Paul says he has been elevated to the highest place in heaven by the Father and that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. That being said, Paul then admonishes all believers to work out their own salvation, with FEAR AND TREMBLING.
If you have ever wondered about “How To Work Out Your Own Salvation,” St Paul says it is to be done with FEAR AND TREMBLING. In other words, our life in Christ should be a joyful experience but certainly not taken for granted. At all times, we must, because of our great love for the Lord, remember the sacrifice he paid to obtain our salvation. Some approach salvation in a frivolous way, not comprehending the price that Jesus paid that we might have eternal life. Others approach their life in Christ as if they were born saved and that they somehow came into this life of salvation as if it had been passed down. But when a true man or woman of God sincerely asks, “How To Work Out Your Own Salvation,” the biblical answer is, with FEAR AND TREMBLING.
I’m overjoyed by your sacrifice for my sin, yet today as everyday, I realize this is no laughing matter. Once again, this AM, I humble myself before you and say thank you, Jesus! Amen