Watch and watch
Thought of the day:
A simple analysis of our own lives will highlight the fact that we never invest our resources and energy to protect or guard something that does not attract us. Also, we will never be vigilant around an aspect considered worthless because by the nature of our mind we approach life experiences through the prism of the interests we have in its various fields.
In fact, doing ‘guarding’ or ‘guarding’ something involves the activation of cognitive mechanisms and the involvement of a voluntary effort, which man usually uses only when he knows that he is in possession of something of value or something coveted by his opponent. or.
Looking at everyday reality through this niche of understanding, we are reminded that we, born-again Christians, are commanded to keep sacredly the precious treasure revealed to mankind at Golgotha, namely, ‘Our Salvation,’ and this cannot be done only declaratively. , but understanding its importance and constantly investing our energy in being diligent and vigilant in order to maintain this price status.
‘Watch and watch, for your adversary, the devil, is roaring like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.’ The Apostle Peter reminded us of the great danger that always lurks when, by relaxing, we become light prey. (1 Peter 5: 8)
Let us not, therefore, lie on our ears that once we have found salvation, we have finished our work, as some ‘temporary scholars’ try to insinuate, but remembering that when we made peace with God, we received as a gift inheritance can be the most precious aspect of the universe (Divine Citizenship) to put into practice the mentality of the Lord Jesus and also a behavior according to our belonging to heaven, because Salvation obliges us to manifest a life of authentic faith.
But if we choose not to be careful every day, Satan will scatter in our lives small thoughts and ideas that we will later put into practice will bring blame to the Kingdom of Heaven even by ourselves, and ironically without realizing it. .
Pastor Florin Antonie