Lights in the World
Therefore, my beloved, u as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, v work out your own salvation with w fear and trembling;
for x it is God who works in you both to will and to do y for His good pleasure.
Do all things z without complaining and a disputing,
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as b lights in the world,
holding fast the word of life, so that c I may rejoice in the day of Christ that d I have not run in vain or labored in e vain.
Yes, and if f I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice g and service of your faith, h I am glad and rejoice with you all.
For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.
"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble.
Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ.
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1 Corinthians 12:6
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1 Corinthians 15:10
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2 Corinthians 3:5
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Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
1 Corinthians 10:10
Nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
2 Corinthians 1:14
(as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.
And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who were of reputation, lest by any means I might run, or had run, in vain.
Then I said, 'I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, And my work with my God.'
I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.
2 Timothy 4:6
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
It is a regular burnt offering which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the LORD.
And its drink offering shall be one-fourth of a hin for each lamb; in a holy place you shall pour out the drink to the LORD as an offering.
That I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.