We can not save ourselves; God saves us. We can not persevere on our own; God preserves us. We were given salvation and nothing can snatch that away.
These two men, different in almost way, need the same thing: relationship.
Whenever my wife and I meet new people, there eventually comes a time when they will ask us a variation of the same question,
“What can we do for you?”
“What can we practically do for you?”
(or my favorite…)
“What do you guys need?