Fear and Trembling

Philippians 2:12 HCSB
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 7:15 HCSB
And his [Titus] affection toward you is even greater as he remembers the obedience of all of you, and how you received him with fear and trembling.

‘Fear and trembling’ refer to ‘the anxiety of a man who knows his limitations to do the will of God, but equally his faith that the Lord is not only Judge but Redeemer and that the grace is able to make even him adequate for his task, provided that he rests in faith on that grace.’

–Beasley-Murray, 2 Corinthians

1 Response to “Fear and Trembling”


  1. 1 tc robinson

    Thanks for Beasley-Murray’s quote. It fits nicely Phil 2:13, which must be read with v.12.

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