“You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor,
with what will it be salted?
It is good for nothing, but to be cast out and trampled on by men.”
Those who come to Christ should be warned that if they fall from righteousness and become entangled with the world again, they will be good for nothing. Children of God cannot go back and be the same sinners they once were; without Christ, they can only become worthless to everybody.
This blog gave me a thought, that is: The life we live as sinners, before coming to the knowledge of Christ, is a life that God has designed for us, to get us to Him. And though it be a life of sin, if we are children of God, God is still there guiding us to Him and to repentance, all along the way. The LORD knows His sheep, and He is guiding them to Him, even while they are in darkness of sin, and cannot yet see.
That life of sin, is a protected life of sorts. It is a life that ultimately has purpose, and serves as a means to an acceptable end.
But a life of sin after we have known the goodness of God, and received the washing away of our sins, is a life with no purpose, that leads nowhere, and has no end, except for the Lake of Fire.
That life of sin is the most fearful life of all.