But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
The writer, however, tells his readers that he is confident that they are saved and that there are things that accompany their salvation that he has noticed. This includes laboring in love for other Christians. He urges them to be diligent to walk with God day by day, through faith and patience, inheriting God’s promises. [The Bible Panorama.]