“Look, he has placed the land in front of you! Go up, take possession of it, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, said to do. Do not be afraid or discouraged!”
God gave the land of Canaan to Israel. But the people still had to take possession of it and drive out the pagan inhabitants. The first time Israel quailed from the task.
Salvation is given to man through the sacrifice of Christ. This free gift must be possessed by obedience and perseverance. Shall I shrink from developing it fully?