Theme: STRIVE TO BE SAVED
Text: “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” – 2 John 8.
Comment: Apostle John highlights the need for Christians to serve God Almighty faithfully and steadfastly till the end so as to obtain a full reward. We “look to ourselves” when we consciously direct our thoughts, (Proverbs 3:1; 18:21); utterances (Psalm 37:30; Ecclesiastes 5:2,6); and deeds, (Romans 8:13; Colossians 3:12-14) after the righteousness of God. This implies that we should “be spiritually vigilant”. And having toiled over the years in the service of God, it is important for us never to allow the pleasures of sin or temptations at the instance of Satan the devil to make us derail from the path of life. – Hebrews 11:23-26.
All the sacrifices to the Almighty God through His Son Jesus Christ which we offer in His Holy organization must be guarded jealously so that our labours would not be in vain. Apostle Paul exhorts: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58; Hebrews 6:9-15). Let us therefore, continue to do the will of God no matter the challenges. Christ said: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” – Matthew 24:12,13. See also Hebrews 3:14.