Always on guard pt. 2. April 29
But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 1 Corinthians 10:5
After all that God had brought the Israelites thru, you would think everyone of them would have been diligent in making the rest of the journey one of staying near to God. But we know this wasn’t the case. Some of them faltered in the wilderness because of sin and doubt. Just read what the New Testament says about them:
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:6-12
Clearly the scriptures teach us to be always on guard, making sure we stay close to God. The teaching of “once saved, always saved” is unscriptural and very dangerous. There are two many warnings in the Bible against, falling away. Today and everyday, let’s stay in close relation with our Lord Jesus. Then we can finish this journey and enter our promised land of heaven.