Ask God to Do What He Promises

Philippians 1:6

God does not save us and send us to the couch. In this lab, John Piper reminds us that God calls believers to work out their salvation with fear and trembling.

Principle for Bible Reading


A ground gives support or a reason for another statement. One way to think of it is that it is the ground upon which another statement is built. A grounding statement is often introduced by the words “for,” “because,” or “since.” When you come to a grounding statement in the Bible, ask what came before it that it supports.

Study Questions

  1. What does God promise he will do for all believers according to Philippians 1:6?
  2. Read Philippians 2:12–13 in light of Philippians 1:6. How does God’s promise unfold in our lives?
  3. How can you personally work out your salvation with fear and trembling this week?