Greetings, Dear reader! If you have stumbled upon this text, you are likely seeking to understand more about what the Bible has to say about the good work that God has begun in you. Luckily, multiple Scriptures speak directly to this truth!
First, look at Romans 8:28-29, which states, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." * This passage highlights that God is working for the good of those who love Him and that His ultimate purpose is to conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. This means God is constantly at work to mature and help us become more like Jesus.
Moving on to I Corinthians 1:4-9, we read, "I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him, you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
* This passage again emphasizes the grace of God given to us through Jesus and confirms that God is faithful to keep us firm until the end, making us blameless on the day of Christ's return.
Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." * Here, we see Paul's confidence in God's ability to carry on the good work He has begun in us until Christ's return. This is a powerful reminder that our growth and maturity in Christ is not something we can achieve on our own but rather something that God is actively involved in.
Finally, James 1:2-4 says, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that testing your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." * This passage highlights that our trials and challenges are opportunities for growth and maturity in Christ. When we persevere through these trials, we become more mature and complete, lacking nothing we need to live as followers of Jesus.
In summary, these Scriptures confirm that God has begun a good work in us and is actively working to mature and make us more like Jesus. We can trust in His faithfulness to carry on this work until Christ's return, and the trials and challenges we face along the way are opportunities for growth and maturity. I hope that these Scriptures have been an encouragement to you on your journey of faith!says