Neglecting Salvation

J. D. Conley
November 3, 2013

A little neglect can lead to ruin. If you plant a garden and forget about it, weeds and insects will destroy it. Forget to change or check the oil in your car and it can cost you a new engine. Neglecting your health can shorten your life. Neglecting the education and training of your children can lead to unruliness. The same is true when it comes to neglecting our salvation, (cf. Hebrews 2:1-4).

The neglect that is spoken of here is our lack of obeying Christ's commands recorded in the New Testament. How much neglect does it take to lose the prize of salvation? How many sins does one have to commit to be eternally lost? A thousand? A hundred? A dozen? How many sins did it take Adam and Eve to lose their Edenic home? Just one. Therefore it only takes just a little neglect to lose one's soul. What a great gift is offered to the race, the salvation of the soul! But this "great salvation" cannot be ours unless we meet Christ on His terms. Believe on Him, John 8:24. Repent of your sins, Lk.l3:3. Confess your faith, Romans 10:10, and be baptized for the remission of your sins, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16. Then live the remainder of your life in faithful service to Him and He will give you a crown of life, Revelation 2:10. Do not neglect your salvation!