Work It!

A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

Whether you are a student, or middle aged like me, life is filled with “To-Do” lists and projects that need to be accomplished. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed at what needs to be done but when the work is finished; there is a deep sense of joy and satisfaction. It is not surprising that the Bible speaks of salvation as a great work accomplished by Jesus Christ and continually being brought to completion in the life of each believer.

In Philippians, Paul encourages both his readers and himself (a prisoner in chains) with the words, “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.” Paul wants every believer to know that God is faithful and He will complete the work of transforming us into the image of His Son, which will be fully completed at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The word rendered “work” on the New Testament refers to accumulated labor, not a single act.

So be encouraged, and fully persuaded, as Paul was that God is faithful to complete what He has started in you in Christ Jesus, as you daily yield to the author and finisher of your faith.