Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
I remember watching a Christian Sunday documentary by Coral Ridge ministries, where an Interviewer ask people on the street about how they felt about their being “lost” and not a one thought that they were lost. Since they were not “lost”, then they had no need to be “saved”; let alone in need of a “Savior”. They were blind to the seriousness of their sin and the severity of the consequences for sin. This shaped my personal motto of: “You must be lost before you can be found and saved.” In general, until one realizes that they are going under, they will not accept help. When one realizes that they are utterly lost in sin, hopelessly unable to reconcile the situation on their own, and that only Christ can save them, they should not delay a moment but come immediately to Christ. Unfortunately, zeal without sacrifice is dead, as is faith without works. We demonstrate it by a changed and sacrificial born again life, walking in the Spirit.
Psalm 18:2 is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
We hear about those who push the limits to see how close to the old sin nature and the fallen world system they can get and still be saved, but that’s an oxymoron. We cannot have one foot in the boat and the other foot on the dock; one foot in Christ and the other in the God-rejecting world. We have to be “all in”; hot or cold. All who hasten wholeheartedly to Christ, sincerely seeking to know and serve Him, will find salvation in His name, for “the name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe.”
In Christ, Brian