Let us hold fast (firm) the confession of our hope without wavering (resolute), for He who promised is faithful.
Not forsaking (neglect, stay away, give up, abandon) the assembling (gathering) of ourselves together, as is the habit of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
And let us consider (concerned, encourage, motivate) one another in order to stir up love and good works.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, (poem, masterpiece) created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (AMP– enthusiastic NIV– eager NLT– totally committed)
Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers, to obey, to be ready (prepared, willing) for every good work.
For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
Whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain (AMP-apply yourself NAS– engage NLT– devote yourself) good works.
And let our people also learn to maintain (apply yourself, engage, devote yourself) good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him
If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! But do you want to know, oh foolish man, that faith without works is dead?
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Hebrews 10:24: And let us consider (concerned, encourage, motivate) one another in order to stir up love and good works.