“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling”: A contextual interpretation.

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling does not mean do good works and be scared of God, as Simon Yap explains:

His Grace Is Enough

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“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”

It is imperative for verses to be read in context. I am sure you had this quoted to you like a million times.

“Work out salvation with fear and trembling” to justify their teaching that you can “fall from Grace” or fall “out of Jesus”

Here’s something that might help you. Quote the whole verse!!!

Philippians 2:12-13
Lights in the World
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.

Notice four things.

The word “therefore”.
The word “obey”.
The word “work out”.
The words “God who works”.

The presumption in reading this passage has always been to “obey” the Law of…

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