Believe it or not, salvation is easy,
… because Jesus has already done what is necessary!
However, living that salvation is where the catch is,
… because you have to do what is necessary!
I have come that they may have life,
and that they may have it more abundantly.
Salvation is real and therefore a real turning point in your life,
… for it is not just about receiving salvation and life,
but for it to be real in your life,
… you have to live and act upon your salvation!
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation
with fear (respect) and trembling (excitement);
You cannot do anything to deserve salvation,
… Jesus did what was necessary.
But you have to do something about living that new life,
so that the fullness of salvation will manifest in your life,
… and to enjoy the benefits of salvation!
So, how do I do that?