(Pro 15:10 KJV) Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
With a nod to the fact that this is an Old Testament statement it still seems to be a reminder that people who are walking on “the way” (734) have the ability to “forsake” (5800a) it. The concept is used all through Proverbs and the Old Testament. You also find it in the New Testament in spite of those who deny it.
We stand before God in a walk. We are not statues touched by Midas. We are living beings redeemed by our trust in the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. It is a journey and anyone on a journey can decide to go a different route or to a different destination. Even people riding airplanes can leave the airport different ways or get on another flight. God does not reject us. We reject Him. We do it by our disobedience and refusal to listen.
So? It does not have to happen. People do not “lose” their salvation. They throw it away. Keep active and He will strengthen your grip.