40 DITW [Days in the Word] DAY # 1

40DITW JOURNAL DAY # 1

Philippians 1:6 [NIV] 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.

DEFINING THE WORDS IN THE VERSE:

BEING = KNOWING , having the state, quality, identity, nature, role

CONFIDENT – SURE OF, feeling or showing certainty about something: self-assured

OF THIS, [OF] expresses relationship [THIS] referring to… OF THIS – BANK ON IT

THAT HE – referring to Jesus

WHO BEGAN – Jesus started

A GOOD WORK – [GOOD] enjoyable, satisfying  [WORK] activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result; something done or made – A GOOD WORK – satisfying result

IN YOU expressing inclusion or involvement; a position of influence,

WILLexpressing inevitable

CARRY ITtransfer, continue an activity or task

ON TO COMPLETIONthe action or process of finishing something

UNTIL THE DAY – [until] –up to – [day] – the span of someone’s life

OF CHRIST JESUS [of] indicating  a cause, Jesus Christ – God

Rewriting the verse using definitions of the words in the verse.

Philippians 1:6 knowing with certainty that you can bank on Jesus who started a satisfying result through a position of influence, that is expressing an inevitable transfer of a finished work during the span of my life time until Jesus comes again.

Paraphrasing the verse: I can be self-assured, and bank on Jesus, who started a good work [making me like him] and will complete that good work when he returns.

Application: TRUST JESUS TO DO WHAT JESUS IS GOING TO DO, TODAY AND TOMORROW

Prayer: Dear Jesus,

If I have half a chance of becoming more like you, it will be because of what you are accomplishing in my life. Being like Jesus is more about Jesus than it is about me. My obligation is to trust, my responsibility is to LET GO, AND LET GOD! Holy Spirit remind me that this work of becoming more Christ like is a process, a lifelong process.

 

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