Believing God’s many promises, and loving God and others and yourself, and obeying God’s will in His Word, and as perceived in the conscience and intuition of your spirit, makes zero difference to the salvation of those who have believed in Christ as Savior.

But these things make a huge difference to your rewards in Heaven, to being practically pleasing to Your heavenly Father who loves you, to living out your holy and resurrected identity in Christ, to being and acting loving to others and to yourself, to experiencing close fellowship and communion and love and joy and peace between God’s Holy Spirit and your spirit, and to practical sanctification by grace through faith in Christ.

Curtis Smale