12Therefore, my dear friends,#Phm 1 just as you have always obeyed,#Mk 1:27; Ac 16:14,32-33; Rm 6:12 so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose. 14Do everything without grumbling#Jn 7:12; Ac 6:1; 1Pt 4:9 and arguing,#1Tm 2:8 15so that you may be blameless#Lk 1:6 and pure,#Mt 10:16; Rm 16:19 children of God who are faultless#Jd 24 in a crooked#Lk 3:5; Ac 2:40; 1Pt 2:18 and perverted#Mt 17:17 generation,#Dt 32:5 among whom you shine like stars in the world, 16by holding firm to the word#Lk 8:21; Jn 18:32; Ac 17:11; Heb 4:12 of life. Then I can boast#Rm 2:17; Gl 6:4; Php 1:26 in the day of Christ#Php 1:6,15 that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. 17But even if I am poured out#Php 1:7 as a drink offering#Ex 25:29; Nm 28:7 on the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.