Weekly Verse - June 11th
Updated: Jun 13
Confidence is defined as “the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust” (Oxford Languages). In this week’s verse, the apostle Paul tells us something that we can and should be confident in — firmly trust in — as believers.
“Being confident in this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
God in Us
The “he” in this verse is God. It is a powerful thing in and of itself to know that God can and will work in us. The most powerful and righteous Being wants to do something good in our sinful lives. We are completely unworthy of this, and yet He chooses to do so.
God doesn’t just want to do some small, imperceivable thing in your life; He wants to do something lasting and good. God’s goodness is pure goodness. If you let Him, He will manifest his power through you, not by your goodness, but by His.
This is an amazing thing to be confident in: that God will perform a good work in us until the day of Jesus Christ. In Philippians 1:7, Paul tells us why he was was confident of this for the Philippian believers:
“Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye are all partakers of my grace.” Philippians 1:7
Paul was confident of this for the Philippian believers because he knew in his heart that they were true believers, and that they had received God’s grace, just as he had. This same grace is available to us! If we receive it, are partakers of it, we can be confident that God will perform His good work in us as well.
If you are confident that you have received God’s grace, then you can be confident that He will continue to perform His good work in you. This week, keep your eyes open for God’s work in your life, and praise him for his grace and goodness.
In His grace,
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