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I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work[a] in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you[b] and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling[c] of our Lord Jesus Christ!

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  1. Philippians 1:6 Or “good [worthwhile] work.” Paul uses language here that sounds similar to Gen. 1:2. When God created the heavens and the earth, he declared it to be “good.” And now with the new creation life within us, God again sees our growth in grace as something good.
  2. Philippians 1:6 Or “he will see to it that you remain faithful.”
  3. Philippians 1:6 Literally “day of Christ.” This is the day of his unveiling, his appearing.