Wisdom has spoken; Rescue Yourself!
You made a mistake; you erred by your own words,
You dragged yourself to the mud,
you slipped by things you said.
Regret and shame cover you like a canopy;
There is no escape to this blunder of yours.
Floods of thoughts rush through your minds;
Confusion blurred your mind.
What should I do? You thought for a moment.
Wisdom has spoken! Go, humble yourself!
Say the three simple words,
So simple to say I am sorry
Strive until there is peace;
pursue until your mind is at rest.
Plead your case with your creditor; make a bargain.
Request a waiver; ask for a discount.
Ask for more time; no procrastination this time.
Deliver yourself from the snare;
give no sleep to your eyes,
Rest not until your soul is truly at rest
Pursue until you find your peace;
until there is a smile of relief
Your deliverance lies in your hands.
Your victory is in your positive attitude.
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Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”
As a young person, I learned an important lesson about time. Time wait for no one and what you must do, do it right away. The same goes for our relationship with God.
Apostle Paul said, “now is the appointed time; now is the day of salvation. While you have the opportunity now, embrace your creator before it is too late.
While young, serve Him, and do not let the excitement of youth makes you forget that they are all temporary.
You may want to wait another day, but no one knows tomorrow, not even the next minutes. That is why it is too dangerous to procrastinate.
Tomorrow has no guarantee, but today we have as a security, and you can pledge your life on it. Today is sure, but tomorrow is full of uncertainties.
Solomon understood this because he had all the riches of this life, but near death, he realized that all is useless without God.
What are you going to do when the owner of life comes knocking at your door? Remember, you cannot give anything else in the replacement of your soul. All of us must account for this life.
Therefore, run to Him while there its time, and you can say confidently, “it is well with my soul.”
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Once saved; forever saved?
I would say that once you are saved, it is difficult/impossible to lose your salvation.
If you look at it from God’s ability to save till eternity, God can’t lose the “saved” person.
John 6:39 says And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.
John 6:40 says For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”
I believe that if you are truly saved, that is, truly born-again, you cannot lose your salvation because God can keep you to the very end.
Ephesians 3:20 says, Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
Another Bible verse gives a more substantial point. Jude 24 says, Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.
I would rely on these scriptures above that God would not lose me, and inadvertently, I won’t lose my salvation.
However, if you are looking at it from the man’s frailties and susceptibilities to fail, I would say the answer is almost the same as above.
The exception is that if anyone decides to deliberately fall away from the faith, even though he was once saved, he may lose his/her salvation by backsliding.
Even at this, it will take a great deal of willful disobedience to lose your salvation. And it is often difficult for such people to enjoy salvation again. Please read Hebrews 6:1–4
I would lean towards faith that I won’t lose my salvation rather than fear that something somewhere, and that somehow, I could lose my salvation.
I encourage every believer to adopt the same attitude that Paul used when he said, “for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.
So, it is not about self-confidence, instead, it is about confidence in God’s ability to keep unto the end.