1 Peter 5:8-9 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour…
Think not that you are safe because you have the promise of salvation. You can’t earn it but you can lose your faith. You must fight to retain it. Hold, nurture and guard your faith tenaciously.
See the language of this verse. Notice the warning, the danger portrayed in the likeness of a vicious lion, which is your enemy. Your faith is at stake. Faith is required for salvation.
Hold, nurture and guard your faith tenaciously. Be self-control and alert. Your faith in Christ is your ticket to Heaven without it you will not enter.
Remember the promise, never give in, continue to love until you have no breath. Obey this command of Christ. When it is dark in your life remember and hold on. Never lend it or put it down but guard it under lock and key.