How Can A Christian Work Out His Salvation
The point at which a believer enters the Christian faith is often marked by a prayer or by water baptism. The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved” (Romans 10:9-10). In this way, salvation is a gift of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), received through faith alone in Christ alone. This initial act of receiving Christ as Savior marks our entry into eternal life, but it does not mark our completion in Christ.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 2:12-13 that we should be “working out our salvation with fear and trembling.” As Christians, we are not passive observers of God’s work in our lives. Instead, we need to actively engage in the process of making Christ active in our lives. In other words, you can’t simply sit back and expect everything will work out on its own—you have to be willing to do something about it!
The Bible calls this “working out your salvation” or “running the race.” This means that when God gives us a spiritual gift or ability, He expects us to put it into practice by using it for His glory (see 1 Corinthians 12). Each gift is meant for a specific purpose: some people have been given gifts of teaching or prophecy; others have been given gifts such as miracles or tongues (1 Corinthians 12). But no matter what your particular gift may be, it’s not enough just having them—you must use them! It doesn’t matter how much faith you have if you never exercise it at all!
So how do we start exercising our faith? One way is through daily Bible reading. Reading Scripture allows us an opportunity each day (and night) where we get outside ourselves and focus on God rather than ourselves – this helps build up our spiritual muscles so they can withstand temptation better than before!
Because God is at work in you.
You must work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
The best way to do this is by obeying God’s commands. Because God is at work in you, He has a plan that will bring glory to His name through your life. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling as you obey what He has commanded you to do because if God is at work in you then why wouldn’t we cooperate with Him?
How does a Christian work out his salvation?
How does a Christian work out his salvation?
Let’s begin by taking a look at what it means to be saved. The Bible says that we are “saved by grace through faith,” not by works (Ephesians 2:8). This is an important distinction because if our salvation were dependent on our works, then we would have to rely on ourselves for our eternal fate and destiny. Thankfully, that is not the case! The Bible states that apart from Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5), which means that all good things come from God. Through Jesus Christ alone do we find salvation from sin and death—but how do we grow in this new life?
Final words of encouragement.
The Christian life is not easy. You will face trials and hardships, but if you are truly a believer, these things should not discourage or cause you to give up on the race. Even if it seems that things are not going well, don’t lose heart! A great reward awaits those who finish their race with faithfulness (Romans 2:7). Your salvation is secure in Christ because of His death on the cross for you (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). If God has called you into salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, then He will certainly provide everything needed for your walk with Him as a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10-15). Be encouraged by these truths!
If a Christian puts into practice this principle, he will be convicted of many sins that he might otherwise have overlooked.
- Self-examination – this is a good place to start when you are trying to figure out what sins you have committed. By examining your life, you can begin to see where God is leading you and which areas of your life need improvement.
- Prayer – pray often, asking God for forgiveness and guidance as you work through the steps of salvation.
- Bible study – it is important that Christians take time each day to examine scripture with an open mind because without doing so, they may not be able to recognize what sin God wants them to stop committing or accepting from other people in their lives.
- Confessing sins – if we fail to confess our sins (in this case the ones we’ve done), then how can we expect God’s grace? This step is extremely important and will help us become more aware of what exactly needs changing within ourselves so that we might be able to better fulfill His will on Earth
When you, as a Christian, feel that Satan is trying to pull you away from God and cause you to sin: what do you do? The answer is simple. You must keep your eyes focused on Jesus. If your eyes are set on Jesus, then Satan will not be able to get a foothold in your life. His motive for temptation is for you to fall into sin and lose faith in Christ so that he can destroy all hope of eternal life with God.