For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. I. He exhorts them to diligence and seriousness in the Christian course: Work out your own salvation. It is the salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:9), and our eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:9), and contains deliverance from all the evils sin had brought upon us and exposed us to, and the possession of all good and whatsoever is necessary to our complete and final happiness. Observe, It concerns us above all things to secure the welfare of our souls: whatever becomes of other things, let us take care of our best interests. It is our own salvation, the salvation of our own souls. It is not for us to judge other people we have enough to do to look to ourselves and, though we must promote the common salvation Jude 3) as much as we can, yet we must upon no account neglect our own. We are required to work out our salvation, katergazesthe. The word signifies working thoroughly at a thing and taking true pains. Observe, We must be diligent in the use of all the means which conduce to our salvation. We must not only work at our salvation, by doing something now and then about it but we must work out our salvation, by doing all that is to be done and persevering therein to the end. Salvation is the great thing we should mind and set our hearts upon and we cannot attain salvation without the utmost care and diligence. He adds, With fear and trembling, that is, with great care and circumspection: “Trembling for fear lest you miscarry and come short. Be careful to do everything in religion in the best manner, and fear lest under all your advantages you should so much as seem to come short,” Hebrews 4:1. Fear is a great guard and preservative from evil.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. This I pray for all. ”Our
Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua
. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength.