Work out your Salvation with fear and trembling
EXPLANATION OF PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13 (WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING)
It is not working FOR but working OUT. Salvation is a GIFT from God. Gift is FREE otherwise it’s a bribe. Christ by His death & resurrection has WORKED FOR our salvation. The Holy Spirit WORKS IN us our salvation. We are to WORK OUT our salvation. WORK OUT (as you know means EXERCISE).
WORKING OUT, therefore means engaging in SPIRITUAL EXERCISE (fasting, reading-praying the Word) so that our FLESH can give way and yield to the Holy Spirit to MAKE THE FRUIT OF OUR SALVATION OUTWARDLY SEEN so many can see it and glorify God by coming to Jesus.
We MUST do this with fear and trembling (passionate urgency) since many are dying and their eternal salvation is a function of the MANIFESTATION OF THE FRUIT OF OUR SALVATION. Indeed, the whole creation awaits in earnest expectation for the manifestation of the Church (sons of God) 😉