My daughter lost her phone the other day. It was a simple phone that she got from Cingular before they were bought out by AT&T. She could not take pictures, get on the internet to read her email or any of the things the newer phones can do. She really liked that phone but, now it’s gone.
Have you ever lost something and felt really sad? Perhaps it was a special gift that had been given to you by someone who has passed away. Or, maybe it had sentimental thoughts, like something your mate gave you when you were dating. But, you’ve looked high and low and it is gone—it is irreplaceable.
Each one of us has the opportunity to have eternal life with God. It is something that is a special gift (Eph. 2:8-10). It was given to you by God. Sadly, however, some may lose this because they do not remain faithful to God.
When Paul wrote to the Galatians, he told them, "You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace." (Gal. 5:4 NASB) The Galatians had lost something important—their salvation. Note that Paul said they were "severed from Christ," and "fallen from grace." It was sad that this great church had been influenced by false teachers and had left the teaching of Christ.
We must be careful in our walk with God if we desire to live with Him one day. If we do not stay faithful to Him and His Word, we will be lost. Paul told the Corinthians, "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall." (I Cor. 10:12 NASB) These and other verses tell us faithfulness is important.
John wrote to the church in Smyrna to be "faithful unto death" Rev. 2:10. When one does that, they receive the crown of life. Is it important to follow the teachings of our God in His Word? It is if we don’t want to be severed from Christ, fall from grace and to receive the crown of life.
My daughter got another phone that she can use. If we lose our salvation, there will not be another opportunity. Are you being faithful to God?