But how about spiritual growth? It's not measured the same way. You can't look at a photo to see the changes.
A Christian's salvation is a work of God alone. We are saved by grace alone. There's nothing we can do to earn it. It is a gift of God. Ephesians 2:8-9 says:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works so that no one can boast.
Christian growth is a call to labor. In Philippians 2:12, Paul is addressing the church at Philippi.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed - not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence - continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
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Blessings and love,