“See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled.”
Persecution led some to weakness and abandonment of the Way. Saving grace was lost. The saints were responsible to help one another over the hard times. Failure in one spawned the same in others.
We have but one goal, you and I: eternal life with God. Let us lock arms to reach our heavenly home. Let us help one another. We have no one else in this world but God’s family.