Scripture Sunday is a weekly post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that were particularly interesting to me. I’m not a qualified expert in any way, so I will keep my thoughts to my highly-subjective impressions. My translation is NIV.
From my reading this week:
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.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Why I chose it:
It’s always a good reminder that just because I’m saved through Jesus’ sacrifice, I shouldn’t just sit back and relax. I have to continue to work on my flaws and let God use me to “fulfill his good purpose.”
Bonus points for reminding me not to grumble or argue, and bonus-bonus points for using shining star imagery.