What circumstance, however difficult it may be, justifies losing your Salvation, or even, putting it at risk?
When this happens, the devil will always create situations for your eyes to look towards the gold (personal concerns, the desire to make a living, etc.).
In Saul’s case, forced by circumstances, he did not know how to wait for the prophet Samuel during a certain period of time. This led him to do what he had no right to do, disobeying the Word of God.
I said, ‘The Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord.’ Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.” 1 Samuel 13.12
The Lord Jesus did not give us a specific time frame of His return; He gave us signs of His coming and of the end of age. Read Matthew 24.3-14
Our obligation is to remain on the Altar, this is, live according to His Will until He returns.
Now, how can a person live on the Altar and have their eyes set on the gold? This is absolutely impossible!
This is why the devil, in adverse circumstances, always presents the gold as the easy way out.
The Lord Jesus Himself chose to go without bread, but obey the Will of God.
When the eyes are on the gold, this is not only reflected in what you do, but also in what you say.
Which by the way, our words show what we have inside.
We must never forget that the Crown of life is more precious than the gold and will be given to those who consider the Altar more important than everything else.
If it is for us to fall tomorrow, while looking to the gold, it is better to die today while on the Altar.
Because faith is personal, this is my faith.