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November 28, 2022
Today’s reading: Philippians 1:6
God will complete the work
We read in Philippians 1:6:
6 …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…
As humans, we all have a lot of unfinished work. In the Philippines, we have an attitude we call, “Ningas kugon.” It refers to a type of grass that can easily be set on fire and burned.
Thus, the expression ningas kugon refers to the Filipino trait where one started a project with so much fire, zeal, and enthusiasm only to stop before the project is brought to completion.
Thankfully, God doesn’t have the ningas kugon trait. When the Almighty starts a work, He makes sure to finish it.
That’s the point of Paul when he wrote this verse.
First off, we should and we must be confident that Yahweh will complete the work He has started until the day of our Savior. God didn’t start His Church to simply fade away over time.
Paul knew that time would come when he would die. Some members might have been concerned about who will continue God’s work.
There are a lot of what if’s in their mind. Who will take over the leadership role of the Church? Who will preach to us? What will happen to the Church when we die?
Paul was saying, don’t worry, but be confident. We should have the full assurance that God won’t forsake His church.
Down the centuries, we have seen how the followers of Christ were persecuted and killed. We have seen how so many Bibles were burned. We have seen how many churches were closed.
Yet, here we are — still standing and serving God. Nothing can overtake God’s church. Even the gates of hades and Satan can’t destroy the Body of Christ.
Aside from that, we also should have the full confidence that we, as individuals, will not be forsaken by God. He has called us to His Church. He didn’t call us so that we will fail down the road. God’s ultimate goal for us is to succeed and be part of his Kingdom.So, with this in mind, Let us be confident, be fully confident, that if God has started a good work for us, then He will surely bring it to completion until the return of our Messiah.
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