“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”Romans 12:9, 21 NLT
“Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.””John 20:27-29 NLT
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 NLT)
The Scripture admonishes us to stay the course, fact that you will hear said, preached and taught over and over. But The Word of God also exhorts us to continually grow in our knowledge and faith, something we hear much less. As an old preacher. I know says, “Just keep on keepin’ on!”.
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6, 7 NLT)