Hebrews 2:1-4, Therefore …

Monday, October 09, 2006


Hebrews 2:1-4 (ESV)
1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,
3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,
4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

The message in Hebrews 2 is so clear – we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away from it, for how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?

Now, what would the author mean by “paying closer attention”?
It certainly would mean to:
• Read God’s word more frequently – as often as we can
• Meditate on it closely – think about it, mull over it, remember it
• Have it close to our heart – so close that it is the first thing we’d come to in the matters of the heart
• Memorise it – as difficult as it may sound, put them into memory for use of the Holy Spirit
• And finally, we must let it regulate our words and base our actions according to them

Maeghan
Picture by Christine Scholes

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