Topic: If You Forsake Him, He Will Forsake You [23/09/2016]
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 1 Chronicles 28:9. Read: 1 Sam 2:30
The above scripture goes against the erroneous teaching of Eternal security which means, "Once saved is forever saved". On his sick bed, David gave this ever relevant admonition to his successor - Solomon, he advised him to serve God who has chosen him with a perfect heart and to be careful not to forsake Him because if he does, God will not hesitate to cast him away. But Solomon fell short of his father's admonition when he went after strange women who turned his heart against God who chose him to be King after his father. Like David told him, God cast him out by stirring up an adversary against him until his kingdom was torn into twelve and was given one portion for his father's (David) sake. 1 Kings 11.
No matter what promises you've received from the Lord, if you forsake Him, He will also forsake you. It's as simple as that, let no one deceive you. In spite of God's covenant with Eli's lineage, God forsook him because he and his household forsook Him. It's wisdom not to take God's grace for granted but to stay put to Him. Bible says in Romans 6:1-2, What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid.
Father, the grace not to forsake you till I see you in glory, release upon me in Jesus Name.
By Emode Victor