Work Out What God Is Working In You

By Rick Bayer, June 06, 2021

Philippians 2:12-13

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

God's Part: It's God who v. 13

That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure. v. 13 MSG

Because God is energizing you so that you will desire and do what always pleases Him. v. 13 The Voice

What Does God Do?

1. God changes our

Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

2. God changes our

How does God work in us?

1. God uses the
2. God uses
3. God uses
4. God uses

Our Part: We change by what God is working in us. v. 12

Obey = hypakouō = to listen, give ear to

Questions for personal study and/or Discipleship Group:


  • Are you a more “let go and let God” or “if it’s meant to be, it’s up to me” sort of a person?

Go to the Source:

  • Read Philippians 2:12-13
  • How does the context (v. 1-11) set the tone for these verses?
  • How is God calling you to “work out” your salvation now?
  • Share 1-2 ways that you have experienced God working in you during this pandemic.

Live it out:

  • What is God asking you to do, what are you going to do about it?
  • How can you live a life of worship and adoration this week in light of the grace He has shown you throughout your life?