Does Jesus Want Us Afraid Of Losing Our Salvation?

Fear of losing something is common. We don’t want to lose a friendship, our health, or the tv remote.

Someone emailed me saying, “My biggest worry in life is losing my salvation.”

Does Jesus want us afraid of losing our salvation?

Some may think Jesus was promoting fear when he said, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28 NIV) 

If anyone should be feared, shouldn’t it be the one who can destroy the body and soul? Yes, but in the following verses, Jesus gives us reasons not to be afraid of him,

[29] Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. [30] And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. [31] So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31 NIV) 

Discovering someone possessed power to raise the dead, overpower demons and silence storms was sometimes terrifying to Jesus’ disciples, but Jesus said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27, Mark 6:50, John 6:20).

Our invitation is to find comfort in Jesus’ words, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 

Are you afraid of losing your salvation? Humans may think sparrows are only worth a few cents, but not one sparrow dies without God caring. Jesus said, “We are worth more than many sparrows.”

I love how Louie Giglio put it, “You are worth Jesus to God”.

When we only know how much power God has, we have good reason to be terrified, but when we know how much God values us, we have good reason not to be afraid.

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Caleb Grimes