Philippians 1:6 - Jesus is Faithful, Loyal and Trustworthy!

Phil.1:6: Jesus is Faithful, Loyal and Trustworthy!

Phil 1:6 (KJV)  Being confident of this very thing, that he 
which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of 
Jesus Christ: 

Phil 1:6 (CWR)  There's no doubt in my mind that God who began a 
good work in you will continue to do so until Christ comes back to 
take you home. 

Phil 1:6 (TLB)  And I am sure that God who began the good work 
within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his 
task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ 

The Lord is a perfect workman. He completes every work to which 
He sets His hand, if only the human material permits Him to do so. 
Furthermore, the product of such workmanship will be perfect. And He does not 
weary in well-doing. [SDA Commentary] 

We can depend upon God to complete what He started. Our faithful 
God will not forget us along the way or grow weary and give up. 
[Disciple SB] 

God is intimately involved in our spiritual growth. The God who 
began a good work in us continues it throughout our lifetime and will 
finish it when we meet him face to face. God's work 'for' us began when 
Christ died on the cross in our place. His work 'in' us began when we 
first believed. Now the Holy Spirit lives in us, enabling us to be 
more like Christ every day. Paul is describing the process of 
Christian growth and maturity that began when we accepted Jesus and 
continues until Christ returns. [Life Application SB] 

God will keep working even when we are discouraged. Do you 
sometimes feel as though you aren't making progress in your spiritual 
life? When God starts a project, he completes it! As with the 
Philippians, God will help you grow in grace until he has completed his work 
in your life. When you are discouraged, remember that God won't 
give up on you. He promises to finish the work he has begun. When you 
feel incomplete, unfinished, or distressed by your shortcomings, 
remember God's promise and provision. Don't let your present condition 
rob you of the joy of knowing Christ or keep you from growing closer 
to him. [Life Application SB] 

There are those who have known the pardoning love of Christ and 
who really desire to be children of God, yet they realize that their 
character is imperfect, their life faulty, and they are ready to doubt 
whether their hearts have been renewed by the Holy Spirit. To such I 
would say, Do not draw back in despair. We shall often have to bow 
down and weep at the feet of Jesus because of our shortcomings and 
mistakes, but we are not to be discouraged. Even if we are overcome by the 
enemy, we are not cast off, not forsaken and rejected of God. No; 
Christ is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for 
us. Said the beloved John, "These things write I unto you, that ye 
sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, 
Jesus Christ the righteous." 1 John 2:1. And do not forget the words 
of Christ, "The Father Himself loveth you." John 16:27. He desires 
to restore you to Himself, to see His own purity and holiness 
reflected in you. And if you will but yield yourself to Him, He that hath 
begun a good work in you will carry it forward to the day of Jesus 
Christ. Pray more fervently; believe more fully. As we come to distrust 
our own power, let us trust the power of our Redeemer, and we shall 
praise Him who is the health of our countenance. SC64-5 

What God begins, He completes.  This should bring comfort to 
each one who knows Jesus Christ personally.  He began the "good work" 
in you when the Holy Spirit moved upon your mind to draw you to 
Jesus; He softened your heart and ordered circumstances for your 
conversion.  In the very same way that He orchestrated your new birth, He 
also now directs your new life.  Oh, don't misunderstand; you have a 
part to play.  It is a responsive one.  He calls, you follow; He 
directs, you obey.  And so the "good work" in you is being carried on!  
Are you following?  Are you obeying?  Today is a great day to press 
on in both these areas!  [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

Love is always the way to knowledge. If we love any subject, we 
want to learn more about it; if we love any person, we want to learn 
more about him; if we love Jesus, we will want to learn more about 
him and about his truth.  Love is always sensitive to the mind and 
the heart of the one it loves. If it blindly and blunderingly hurts 
the feelings of the one it claims to love, it is not love at all. If 
we really love Jesus, we will be sensitive to his will and his 
desires; the more we love him; the more we will instinctively shrink from 
what is evil and desire what is right. [Barclay Commentary] 

"Life is what we are alive to," wrote Maltbie Babcock. Sports 
fans may be weary, but if they hear of an athletic event taking 
place, they come alive and want to attend. Hungry people are alive to 
the mention of food, and avid shoppers come alive at the 
announcement of a sale. So Christians are alive to all pertaining to Jesus 
Christ, for Christ is their very life. [Chapter by Chapter Bible 
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe re vs 21]