I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
When it comes to faith, God knows where we stand. We can talk about faith all that we want, but what really matters is whether our faith stands firm when trials come about. If our faith stands firm in those trials, we will develop perseverance.
Our deeds are a testament to our faith. We must not only talk the talk but walk the walk. When it comes time to have faith, what we do – whether we rely on God or man – is going to be evidence of where our faith is.
Our faith should be growing every day. As we face hardships in life, we observe how God is with us. Not only does this help our faith grow, but it also grows by watching how God helps others in their struggles.
Faith is more than simply salvation. Faith in Jesus is required for the forgiveness of our sins, but it is a part of our everyday life. In the end, we can’t fake faith, we either have it or we don’t. God knows if our faith is genuine and He sees if we back it up with our actions.