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.
For it is God who is working in you, [enabling you] both to will and to act for His good purpose.
Do everything without grumbling and arguing,
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation,a among whom you shine like stars in the world.
Hold firmlyb the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run in vain or labor for nothing.
But even if I am poured out as a drink offeringc on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
In the same way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.