Guard Your Life

If YOU are one of the spiritually wise minority, who is a follower of Jesus Christ and therefore also a present tense possessor of eternal life, then you yourself are responsible to guard your life — your eternal life! In a general way, we are told to be on our guard (1 Cor 16:13). God is not going to be on guard for you. It is your responsibility. That means your negligence or lack of knowledge to do this will prove spiritually lethal. Furthermore, it is important to know what we Christians are specifically told to guard our life from. In Proverbs we read:
guard your life

He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. (Prov 13:3)

The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. (Prov 16:17)

He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. (Prov 19:16)

If you are guarding your life, you are therefore guarding your lips (your words), ways and obeying God’s instructions (commands). These are all basic truths, but very important. We must finish the Christian race and endure to the end to be saved (Mt. 10:22). Along the way to the finish line, different things will occur, including temptations with various types of greed. We must be on guard regarding them too:

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15)

Peter warned to be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. (2 Pet 3:17) We have a most secure position in Christ, as long as we continue to follow him (John 10:27-29), but we can still fall from that secure position, as well as from grace itself to the point where Christ is of no value to us at all (Gal. 5:2-4). People who refuse to believe these things, endanger their own souls and those they love the most. There is no once saved always saved, and all five points of Calvinism are Biblically wrong. Under grace you are to guard yourself and keep your lamp burning. Do not be deceived. God bless you.

About Dan Corner

Evangelical brother Dan Corner is a Bible holiness preacher, teacher and soul winner. Most importantly he is a Christian and former Roman Catholic.
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