Hebrews 2:1-4 tot
A Warning Not to Drift from Truth
2 This is why it is so crucial that we be all the more engaged and attentive to the truths that we have heard so that we do not drift off course. 2 For if the message of the law spoken and confirmed by angels [who participated in giving the Torah] brought a just penalty to every disobedient violation; 3 then how would we expect to escape punishment if we despise the very truths that give us life? The Lord himself was the first to announce these things, and those who heard him firsthand confirmed their accuracy. 4 Then God added his witness to theirs. He validated their ministry with signs, astonishing wonders, all kinds of powerful miracles, and by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which he distributed as he desired.
Our passage today is written to the early church believers, as well as all of us as modern day believers. Paying careful attention to the Truth that flows from God’s Word is hard work, but we must listen and obey if we are going to stay on course with Christ. To pay attention the way we should, we need to focus our minds, senses, wills, and bodies on the Lord, so we can carry out his instructions. The Lord is our Anchor and we need to stay connected to him, so the currents of culture and worldly ways do not cause us to depart from the Truth. Certainly, salvation is a great gift to receive; but, may we never neglect the understanding that God came to rescue us from sin and Satan’s work of destruction. May we allow the Spirit to build up our lives and help us be strong and mature in his love. And, may the gifts of the Spirit—signs, wonders, and miracles validate our ministry in the community and beyond.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being my Anchor and Truth. I will stay focused on you knowing you will rescue me as needed so I can grow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.