Love That Will Complete You
He who began a good work in us will complete that work in us.
If we are in Christ and have known His word, we’ve known it is immeasurable.
Philippians 1:6 says, “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.” Now we are made perfect through faith in Christ. — No sin, shame, guilt, doubt and fear.
To be “complete” in Christ, we are to be “pure and blameless” before Him, as it says in Philippians 1:0. That means, being purified and prepared to meet God includes discerning to what is right and wrong, good and evil, praiseworthy and profane.
God is completing us by His love supplied by the truths about Him and His world. He is sharpening our minds and hearts around what is good, and that love — built on the iron beams of knowledge and discernment — prepares us for him, for a perfect, holy God.
God makes us ready for that day by teaching us more of his truth and making us more loving toward others. God does the work. That’s why it’s a prayer (Philippians 1:9) and not only a command. Paul is asking God to do it in them, in us.
Beloved, as you feed on Jesus’ love for you, you will be filled with the fullness of God. Like David, God’s anointing will begin to operate powerfully in your life. And when you encounter spiritual lions, even the devil himself—when he comes like a roaring lion against you, your loved ones or your possessions—you will grab hold of his mouth and tear him apart!