So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. - Hebrews 2:1
What is this truth that we must listen to so carefully?
Christ is Lord. After fulfilling his mission on earth to pay for our sins, Jesus Christ, our risen Savior, “sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven” (Hebrews 1:3).
Christ is supreme. Christ is, in fact, greater than the angels, greater than the greatest of people, and greater than the devil and all his emissaries. Jesus is Lord, and his word is true, so we must fall on our face and worship him.
The first-century Christians, to whom the letter of Hebrews was written, knew these facts yet were in danger of drifting away from the truths that they had received.
Is it really any different today? To drift away is literally “to flow by; to slip away.” If only we would so earnestly endeavor to stay securely moored to the truths we have learned about Christ. The warning of Scripture is clear: “We must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it” (Hebrews 2:1). The readers of this letter were established believers, and yet the pressures of their circumstances were such that they were willfully neglecting the basic tenets of their faith, and they began to drift away. We must be warned by their example—we need to be disciplined and pay more careful attention!
For Further Study: Hebrews 2:1-8
Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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