As we grow and mature in Christian beliefs, we learn that our focus is to be on God and our debt to love one another. Love goes beyond liking others. It was because of God’s divine love for us that the law was given to us. If love is the fulfillment of the law then no law can sqaush or hinder the power of love. No law is complete if love is not the motive.
It is love that distinguishes us as Christians. “—and they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love – yes they’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Salvation is a process that is only completed when Jesus returns.
A sense of urgency distinguishes Christians. The power of scripture and the power of prayer. We fight temptation with God’s Word and prayer. We protect ourselves with God’s armor. It is salvation that frees us and saves us from the yoke of this world and from the temptation to sin. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”(1Cor10:13).
Salvation is nearer now then when we first believed.