Who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5
Salvation is God’s gift, it’s irrevocable; He doesn’t give it to you today and take it away tomorrow. So, why does the bible state, “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12)? The original manuscript of the bible was written without verses. The verses were put in place to make it easy to locate portions of the bible. So, it is needful to read the full sentence in order to fully understand the import of the passage.
The full sentence, including the verse, is “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure”. After the term “work out your own salvation……” there is a comma, showing that the sentence still continues. And the completion is; “for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure”. Beloved, you can’t work out your own salvation, which is a gift, by yourself. It’s God who works in you the willingness and also the ability to do His good pleasure.
If you are born again you are crucified with Christ. Nonetheless you live but the life you now live, isn’t yours, but Christ lives through you (Galatians 2:20 paraphrased). So saints, the work of salvation is by our Daddy God from start to finish. You just need to allow the giver of the gift work it in you and help you work it out.
Prayer: Thank You Father for saving me; You started it and you will complete it in and through me in Jesus’ name. Amen