“Work Out Your Salvation With Fear and Trembling”, you have probably heard this bible verse countless times but what does it really mean to you? Perhaps you are like millions who believed that once they accepted Jesus as their savior and lord that was it. But not so, we got to live this salvation out moment by moment. As I reflect on it I think of the book “The Road Less Traveled” from many years ago. Each of us has to walk that out alone with God. No instant snap by God and we will somehow become perfect, the truth is we will never become perfect in this life. So when you think you just have one big think to conquer there are other ones waiting in the wings.
The next verse that follows Work out your salvation with fear and trembling is: “For It Is God Who Works In You To Will In You To Act On Behalf Of His Good Pleasure”. It’s really not about us but God and he works at his own discretion, timing and way. In today’s brand of Christianity we kinda try to buy from God the things we want. How many times have you been beat over the head regarding tithes? Or told you you sow a certain amount of money God will give you this or that? It painted as the path to least resistance or working out your salvation with fear and trembling.
You have to be careful of support groups where you pour out your laundry, are the helping you and actually causing you to stay in mess? Just went to you know when you have reached the point of getting past your mess? Who or what determines it?
There is no program, no healing ministry that can work out your salvation with fear and trembling, only God in you, as you listen and obey him.