Paul reminds us what is at stake if we turn away from Jesus. Every time something other than the Lord dictates our course of action, any time we pervert the truth, we are an enemy of God. Conversely, a servant of the Gospel is someone who personally identifies with it, proclaims it to others, compels people to experience the benefits of it, and surrenders to its commands. Living by God's standard of righteousness brings blessings while turning away from it brings judgment and consequences.
Scripture References: Colossians 1:21-23