Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my dear friends,(A) just as you have always obeyed,(B) so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling(C) and arguing,(D) 15 so that you may be blameless(E) and pure,(F) children of God who are faultless(G) in a crooked(H) and perverted(I) generation,(J) among whom you shine like stars in the world, 16 by holding firm to the word(K) of life. Then I can boast(L) in the day of Christ(M) that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. 17 But even if I am poured out(N) as a drink offering(O) on the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.

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