Your Acting Is His Acting
In yesterday's post Pastor John cited Philippians 2:12-13 concerning our sin-killing role in sanctification —
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.
But why should we attack sin with fear and trembling?
Pastor John answers:
. . . The ground for my trembing here is not threat, but gift. Tremble! God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, your Father, your Redeemer, your Sustainer is in you willing and working. Tremble! Your acting is his acting. That's what I meant by "I don't wait for a miracle, I act the miracle."
My attack on my sin in reliance upon the Holy Spirit, rooted in the gospel, is God's act, not mine.
Listen, watch, or download his message "I Act the Miracle."
Sign up to receive a daily digest of new articles from Desiring God.