But my righteous one shall live by faith:
and if he shrink back, my soul hath no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them that shrink back unto perdition;
but of them that have faith unto the saving of the soul.
Does it appear to you the older your parents or grandparents become, the shorter they get? The strength of bones and muscles decreases over time keeping our bodies from standing as upright as they did when we were younger. It appears as though we are shrinking.
Are we doing the same thing spiritually the older we get? Have the pressures, troubles, injustices, and awful things you see in life caused you to stop believing, working, serving, and caring? Will you make it to the finish (2 Timothy 4:6-8)?
Christians are numbered among the righteous who live by faith, regardless of the years that pass, the mounting troubles of the world, and the weariness of their own flesh. The entire life of the believer is to be stronger with each passing year, not shrinking from what you believe. Our persuasion needs to be ever stronger and solid (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).
Listen to what is being said. If you shrink back, you lose your soul. If you continue to do the will of God and continue in your faith, you will secure to yourself the saving of the soul (2 Peter 1:9-11). the race is not completed. Now what is it going to be for you - shrink or stand??