- God has already started working in us
- Give thanks to God for his constant work in our lives
- Constantly working in us even for our holiness
New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;13 for it is God who works ( Present Active Participle ) in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.