Philippians 2:12-16 - How much work does it take to live the "good life"? Well, it depends on whose doing the work and what the "good life" is. God has provided, by His grace, eternal life forever away from the presence of sin. This life is yours by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Yet, that life is a great life NOW, by that same faith, and your work is to, well, believe, trust, and surrender.