Being a follower of the Living God is not a matter of passive involvement. It isn’t like the old Book of the Month club where you sign up and if you do nothing the next selection comes. While grace is the free gift of God, we must be active in our holy living. The believer “followeth after” (pursues NASB) (7291) certain characteristics. This could be a variation of,
(Philippians 2:12 KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.Relax. This is not a command that we earn our salvation. That is impossible. Don’t presume. It is a command that we walk upright and seek truth.
So? Find the balance between trust and obedience. It is the way to eternal “life” (2425b).