For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of a love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,
saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you." b15
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.