In verse five is an important word, fellowship. Most Christians have no idea what this means. The Greek word is koinonia, and it means three things we share in Christ.
- Spiritual Communication
- Sympathetic Cooperation
- Sweet Communion
Verse six, “Being confident” or “Since I am confident.” Paul knew what he was talking about. Perform means to carry through, or He will consummate what He started.
Look back in your life and see how God always worked things out to the finish. He will not let you down now that you are going through a trial. He will continue to uphold you until the end, because He has always brought you through the difficult times. He is still in the business today, and He always keeps His promises. How can we be confident in our lives?
1 John 2:28, “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
God will care for you until the end of the world, and yes, in the midst of your trouble. How? 1 John 2:17, “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
You may be lost and not know which way to turn, but the Bible says in Psalm 56:4, “In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
TO BE CONCLUDED TOMORROW!