The book of Philippians is extremely practical and totally related to our daily life toward our goal, the prize that the Lord has called us. In this portion of the word we’ll present in a practical way what Paul spoke to the Philippians and that is applied in our Christian life.
The first portion of Philippians 1: 6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” This verse reveals to us a little of God’s character, that is, His way of acting. He never leaves something in half, but he finish everything that started. We can see that in fact he didn’t abandon His plan for the human being who created, despite all the degradation it has experienced. God could just give up on him and create another kind of creature when Satan deceived him, corrupting him with sin. However, the contrary to what the universe could imagine, God didn’t abandon His original intention, but prepared the wonderful plan of redemption, in which He Himself would be fully involved.
Our God is the only one who begins to work and who can finish. This is a great encouragement. He started the good work on us and will complete it. The question is, how long will it take until the conclusion. We know that the overcomers will be raptured and will reign with Christ for a thousand years (Rev. 20: 6), whilst those who aren’t approved before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor. 1 Cor 3:15, Rev 2:11), at the end of which we will all be with the Lord, in the new Jerusalem, in the new heaven and new earth (Rev. 21: 1-2, 22: 3-4). We have His promise that the work he started on us will be completed, but whether it will take a thousand years or more or a thousand years less depends on us. If we are wise, we will cooperate with the Lord, opening ourselves to Him and allowing Him to enlighten us, correct us and direct us to advance until we reach the crown of righteousness.