THE PERSEVERANCE OF GOD

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:3-6

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)

I am so thankful that God is not finished with me yet! I am a work in progress. It is so comforting to know that God will never let me go. I cannot fall from grace because He is the One who saved me and He will keep me. I am eternally secure and God will continue to work in me until I am glorified with Jesus. This is the perseverance of God — He will persevere with me to the end of time and then through all eternity.

Paul is talking about God’s sanctifying work in this verse. He is the Potter and we are the clay — “But now, O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay and You are our potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). God is molding and fashioning us into the image of His Son — “For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29). This is His goal for our lives — to make us more and more like Jesus.

Notice that it is God who initiates this work and it is God who will see it to completion. His Spirit is changing us from the inside out. This is the transforming work of God that is taking place within us. And He will bring His work to completion when Jesus comes back again and we are glorified.

O Spirit of the living God, I know that You are at work within me. You are changing me from the inside out. You are conforming me into the image of Jesus Christ. Thank You that You who began a good work in me will bring it to completion at the day of Christ.

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