Paul said to the Philippians in 1:7, and I say it now to you: You are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
It is good to devote energy to the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
Yes, we give energy, but as Philippians 2:12-13 says, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
My working out of my salvation tonight is in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
And you are sharers with me of the grace needed to defend and confirm the gospel of Jesus Christ.
So we pray: Lord give us this grace to defend and confirm the gospel. Not just to me but to my comrades in this great cause of proclaiming, explaining, defending, confirming, and living the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The urgency of this topic is underlined in Galatians 1:6-9:
desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/ConferenceMessages/ByDate/2008/2637_How_I_Distinguish_Between_the_Gospel_and_False_Gospels/ or ggg-123.blogspot.com/2009/02/atonement.html
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