First John 2:3 says, “And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.”
Now you say, Pastor Rogers, are you telling me that if I ever break any of God’s commandments that means I am not saved? No, I am not saying that because there is not one of us that has not failed and sinned some time after we have been saved. Isn’t that true?
The key is in this word, “keep.” Among other ways this word is used, it’s the word that a sailor would use, a navigator. Back in this day when they sailed by the stars at night, the sailor would keep his course by looking at the stars. This navigation was called keeping the stars.
As a child of God, your navigational stars are the commandments of God. They steer and guide your life.