Last Sunday evening I taught briefly on the doctrine of perseverance! We often talk about the perseverance of the saints, but Scripture also highlights the perseverance of God. By this I mean that what God starts He always completes! One of the greatest verses to highlight this truth is Philippians 1:6, “He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it!” God will bring our salvation to completion on the day of Jesus Christ!
Richard Phillips reminds us that “God is Faithful to Preserve His Own” and writes in part:
Paul insists, God brings us to completion. One of the meanings of the Greek word translated as “bring to completion” is “bring to perfection.” That is what God has promised to do for every sheep who hears Christ’s voice and who shows the reality of his or her faith by following after Him through life. Whatever hardships, disappointments, or failures await us in this world, a Christian can anticipate the certain fulfillment of David’s exultant words in Psalm 16:11: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Terribly flawed though we all are now, God will bring our journey to completion and us to perfection, so that arrayed in perfect holiness we will live forever in His love.
Read three basic points that Phillips draws from this text.