He Is Faithful

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6 New American Standard Bible).

Philippians 1:1-11 – New American Standard Bible
Philippians 1:1-11 – Amplified Bible
Philippians 1:1-11 – In your Bible

Paul sends greetings to the believers in Galatia, Ephesus and Philippi through his epistles and affirms he prays daily for them. In this book he adds he’s overjoyed to pray for the Philippians. From the first day they received the message, they were in good fellowship and growing stronger in the Lord. *

Commitment

When a person receives Jesus, God begins the continuing work of nurturing the seed planted in them. The Father is committed to each believer who in return must stay committed to God.

Keith Green a Christian songwriter wrote this about Philippians 1:6

He who began a good work in you
He who began a good work in you
Will be faithful to complete it
He’ll be faithful to complete it

He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you.
If the struggle you’re facing is slowly replacing your hope with despair
Or the process is long and you’re losing your song in the night

You can be sure that the Lord has his hand on you
Safe and secure he will never abandon you
You are his treasure and he finds pleasure in you

He who began a good work in you
He who began a good work in yiou

Will be faithful to complete it
He’ll be faithful to complete it

He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you

He who began a good work in you
He who began a good work in you

Will be faithful to complete it
He’ll  be faithful to complete it

He who started the work
Will be faithful to complete it in you

Abounding in His Love

Paul desires all believers to grow to maturity in the Lord. The Amplified Bible shows his strong feelings for the Philippians, a shining light and powerful example of what is available in Christ Jesus.

His prayer for them is. . . that your [their] love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may] display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment (Philippians 1:9 Amplified Bible).

Through Jesus Christ the believer will be filled with the fruit of righteousness. A wonderful and amazing thing. One commentator says not to fear being emptied by bringing forth fruits of righteousness – giving and giving – because God will refill you. *

Prayer: Father, such a commitment you make for us. How can we not give all we have to you?

Questions: Because you know God is faithful, how can you apply God’s commitment in your life? Philippians 1:6 has been a worship song for years now. Do the words of encouragement in this song help you with something specific today? 

* Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Matthew Henry, Regency Reference Library, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1960, p. 1860, 1861.

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