In my previous writing, we delved into “Trusting In God’s Word.” In this dissertation, we will look at the advantages of keeping the “precepts” laid out for us in our Holy Bible.
Our Salvation is an everlasting, eternal, and forevermore Salvation. God has told us many times we are given Salvation as a gift: consequently, it is forever.
The “gift of God” is “eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Now we see both “eternal life” and “everlasting life.” (These words are synonymous.) We know by Faith that God has given us an eternal, everlasting gift. It is something we cannot lose, because it is eternal and everlasting. So, (now we know what we have.) “Why are we required to keep “thy precepts?” It isn’t to keep from losing our Salvation. It is for us to “Grow” within our Salvation.
We learn in God’s Word that “our home” is not here on earth (anymore.) “Our home” is with the Lord Jesus and His Father in Heaven. (We are just waiting for Jesus to come get us.)
Our “tabernacle” is “our body.” “Once it quits” (dies) our saved spirit immediately goes to Heaven to be with The Lord. When we, “Our Spirit” can no longer live within this body (tabernacle,) we are “absent” from our body and “present” with the Lord.
We also learn through the study of God’s Word that we will receive a reward in Heaven.
This “appear[ing]” is for Jesus’ determination (of the value) of “the things” we have done on earth after our Salvation. Jesus reminds us:
So, “Reader, do you love Him?” If you can answer with an affirmative “yes,” realize that to follow His precepts is not a choice. It is a command.
How will your “Works” for the Lord fare when you stand before Him? Do you realize that you will stand before Him, regardless?
Bro John R. E Chastain