Guard your Faith – Dear old or new convert in Christ, how have you kept the good news you have been taught? Has the faith in what you heard and got converted to washed by the old self or guarding it with the help of the Holy Spirit.
‘Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. ‘ 2 Timothy 1:14
The Word of God came and drove you into repentance by the Holy Spirit of whom you are baptised with, thence, how have you faired in living the word? How have you faired in running the race of and with Christ? Have you kept the faith? Are you guarding it?
How to Guard your Faith?
Guarding your faith cannot be done by you alone but by the leading of the Holy Spirit who is to perfect all things within you and deliver you back home to the Father.
Timothy admonished us to ‘Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. ‘ 2 Timothy 1:13
Hold fast is a command to persist in the sound words of healthy teaching (read 1 Tim. 1:3–10). Many who say they speak for Christ proclaim false doctrine. Like Timothy, we need to pursue sound teaching and avoid all teaching that does not conform to the Scriptures, no matter how good certain teachers might sound or how large their following might be.
The good deposit refers to the fruits of the Spirit you bear upon accepting Christ Jesus and this can be aided by the leadings of the Holy Spirit which confirms the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in you as a believer. Guard your Faith!!! – 1 Corinthians 16:13.
Father LORD, let your sweet Holy Spirit help me to guard my faith.