Unless Jehovah guards the city, it is in vain that the guard stays awake. This is taken from Psalms 127:1.
Shortly before the nation of Israel enter the promised land, tens of thousands of men committed “sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab.” As a result, 24,000 perished at Jehovah’s hand. Imagine –– the Israelites was so close to the realization of the long-awaited inheritance, yet they lost out on the wonderful blessings because of succumbing to temptation. (Numbers 25:1–5, 9)
That disastrous example was recorded “for a warning to others upon whom the ends of the systems of things have come.” (1 Corinthians 10:6–11)
Now in the final part of “the last days,” god’s servants are on the threshold of a righteous New World. (2 Timothy 3:1; 2 Peter 3:13)
Sadly, though, some of Jehovah’s worshipers have let down their guard. They have been ensnared by a morality and have reaped the better the consequences of an moral conduct. Such lungs run the risk of losing out on eternal blessings.