Love God for who He is – not just for the benefits of knowing Him. examine your motives in God’s presence and ask Him to deal with what you see. Standing firm is not a way to be saved but the evidence that we are committed to Jesus. Endurance is not a means to earn salvation nut a by-product of a devoted life.
All people will hate you because you follow me, but those people who keep their faith until the end will be saved.Matthew 10:22