Our lifetime on this earth is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns and so on, However, there is no escaping the the word of God: TRUTH (Luke 16:13) (John 3:16-18).
James, the brother of Jesus asked: “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5).
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
James also asked, “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?” (James 2:14).
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).
“Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, ‘Abraham [BELIEVED] God, and [IT WAS IMPUTED UNTO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS]: and he was called the Friend of God.’ Ye see then how that by [WORKS A MAN IS JUSTIFIED], and not by faith only” (James 2:21–24).
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) asks: “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he [FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH]?” (Luke 18:8).
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that [DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER] which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
When Jesus was here on earth he was asked “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” (John 6:28).
“Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘[THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD], that ye [BELIEVE ON HIM WHOM HE HATH SENT]’” (John 6:29).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD not perish, but have [EVERLASTING LIFE]. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).