Ask Your Preacher

Ask Your Preacher

“Real Work”

Categories: SALVATION

(This post is a response to “Real… For Real Pt. 2”.)

     First of all, I want to say you are amazing, and what you're doing is AMAZING!  I cannot thank God enough that I have found you!!!  You said that “we must each work out our own salvation with fear and trembling."  What exactly does that mean?  Does that mean it's normal that I’m scared?


Dear Asking,

We are so glad that our answers are helping you!  Yes, Php. 2:12 does mean that it is healthy to have a certain level of fear when thinking about spiritual things.  After all, your soul’s eternal fate is the most important issue in your whole life.  Whether you go to heaven or hell is a big deal!
Proverbs 1:7 says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.  We were made by God and for God; until we understand that, nothing in life makes sense.  Having a healthy respect for God is an essential ingredient to a healthy life.