27 Jan Hebrews 2:1-4; Hebrews 10:28-31
2 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
At the beginning of Hebrews 2 comes a warning, then an explanation. How earnest are you about the message of Christ? How sure was your response to His salvation? There is nothing more certain or real than what the Lord has spoken. If your faith is a faulty container then truth leaks out or, like a boat that has slipped its moorings, it drifts away in the night. Many are preoccupied with the distractions of society and rarely use their faith. Others have yielded to the philosophies of this world and their faith has become weak. When the strong winds of adversity blow into their lives, they are in trouble. Do not be guilty of deemphasizing the atoning work of Christ. People can still be lost and are still in need of redemption and salvation. Do not be careless with your faith; our present actions have consequences. It is time to discipline our lives. Do not reject God’s supreme act of redeeming love. The word was made flesh and dwelt among us. He died and rose again and has promised to come back for His own. We know all of this because we have credible witnesses who wrote it down and God miraculously preserved it. Don’t leave it on the coffee table.