Guard the Gospel
GUARD (Heb. šāmar, nāṣar; Gk. tēréō, phylássō).
As a verb the term means to watch over and protect, to have charge of, or to keep. The ordinary use speaks of guarding prisoners (Josh. 10:18; Acts 12:4), a palace (2 Kgs. 11:5), or a gate (Neh. 13:22). It may indicate guarding against something: intruders in the Garden (Gen. 3:24), invaders (2 Kgs. 9:14), or enemies (Ps. 12:7 [MT 8]; 25:20). A person may guard or protect another from danger: Nabal, by David (1 Sam. 25:21); believers, by angels (Ps. 91:11) and by God (Isa. 27:3).
13 1aRetain the bstandard of csound words dwhich you have heard from me, in the efaith and love which are in fChrist Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who adwells in us, the 1btreasure which has been entrusted to you.