Work out our Salvation. I was thinking .... Why would Jesus tell us to work out our own salvation ? Philippians 2:12 Shining as Stars 12 .... Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, When Paul tells us to "workout" our own salvation with fear and trembling, he means that we are to give careful attention to our actions and behaviors, making sure that they represent the One who saved us. Therefore I cannot be accountable for any body else and their actions . I must always be aware of my own and keep them in check. I must run the race to win the mark.