This teaches us that there is danger in darkness and safety in light. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. To Paul the Divine working and the human self-determination are compatible. While darkness breeds disease of all kind, light is a deterrent. Matthew Poole's Commentary That they might not be negligent in working out their salvation with humility, from any conceit or carnal confidence any might have that they could believe and repent when they pleased, imagining their wills to be as pliable to good as evil; the apostle urgeth the effectual grace of God, as a powerful inducement and encouragement to embrace his exhortation. You cannot bend that or control it, or make him believe otherwise than as he chooses to believe.
Philippians New International Version (NIV). 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. 14 Do everything.
What does Philippians mean
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be. Philippians New King James Version (NKJV).
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13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things.
When we speak of Gods working "in us to will and to do," people often seem to suppose that His agency will hinder us, or throw some obstacle in our way, or exert some evil influence on our minds, or make it more difficult for us to work out our salvation than it would be without His agency.
Casusii. The will, and the power to work, being first instalments of His grace, encourage us to make full proof of, and carry out to the end, the "salvation" which He has first "worked," and is still "working in" us, enabling us to "work it out. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The verb means effectual working. Let us try thus to shine.
Philippians Commentary Precept Austin
If God does all the work, say they, why should we not patiently sit still, and wait until He puts forth His power and accomplishes in us what He wills?
Phil 2 13-16
|The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ.
But this cannot be.
Both to will and to do ; translate, with R. The verb means effectual working. For—encouragement to work: "For it is God who worketh in you," always present with you, though I be absent. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence.
We may be sure that all the influence which God exerts over our minds, will be to aid us in the work of salvation, not to embarrass us; will be to enable us to overcome our spiritual enemies and our sins, and not to put additional weapons into their hands or to confer on them new power.
Philippians –16 ESV for it is God who… Biblia
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be. Philippians For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Do everything without complaining and arguing. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputes, 15 that you may become.
And to do; to do that which is savingly good.
Philippians for it is God VersebyVerse Commentary
In the active voice, to be at work. Barnes' Notes on the Bible.
With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible. Let us try thus to shine. Expositor's Greek Testament.