“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 1:3)
True faith produces good works, instead of idleness.
True love brings about toilsome work, instead of mere talk and sentimentality.
True hope enables us to patiently endure, in hardship and even in the face of opposition.
If we find ourselves idle and indifferent, fear of toilsome work, and not having much patience in hardship, it’s time to ask God to renew our faith, love, and hope.