Dear friends, even as we tell you this, we are sure of better things for you. These things go along with being saved from the punishment of sin. God always does what is right. He will not forget the work you did to help the Christians and the work you are still doing to help them. This shows your love for Christ. We want each one of you to keep on working to the end. Then what you hope for, will happen. Do not be lazy. Be like those who have faith and have not given up. They will receive what God has promised them.