Because I believe that Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am confident in God’s good work in me. In Philippians 1:6 Paul confidently tells us “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” In this wonderful promise we are assured that God has begun something good in us when we accept Jesus as our Savior. Not only is it a good work but that He will personally guarantee that it will be completed. His timetable for finishing this good work is when we get to heaven or when Jesus returns, whichever comes first. God’s promises are eternal and will always be accomplished just as He intends. The writer of Proverbs was well aware of God’s ability to complete what He started. He reminds us that commitment to the Lord is required for us to maximize the effect of God’s work in us. Proverbs 16:3-4 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. The Lord works out everything to its proper end—even the wicked for a day of disaster.”
I love the thought that my salvation is considered by God a good work. He loves and cares for me (Nahum 1:7) and wants only good things for me (Jeremiah 29:11). Therefore, I can live with confidence that God will keep me and use me for His good. Philippians 1:6 is a great verse to memorize as it will increase your confidence and sustain you when times get hard! Share it with a fellow believer or be bold and tell an unbeliever of your confidence in God’s plan and work in your life.
Living with confidence and hope in Jesus,