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Digging for Treasure

When the Apostle Paul said to "work out your salvation" in Philippians 2:12, he wasn't referring to working your way to Heaven, but to allowing the salvation God put in you to work it's way out of you into your daily life. The Greek word translated work out was "used by the first century author Strabo to speak of digging silver out of silver mines"—bringing a treasure that was already there out. That's what Paul was referring to: allowing the salvation God put in you to work it's way out of you into your daily life. He was referring to spiritual growth.

Reference: The Nelson Study Bible, New King James Version, (Nelson, 1997), p. 2002

Percent of Americans Who Exercise

According to a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics (in which 68,000 households were interviewed), 3 out of 10 Americans (31%) exercise regularly—regular exercise being defined as light-... [Read More]

Reference: "ihrsa trend report," July 2002, Volume 9, Number 3, p. 2.