Hebrews 2:1-4 (TPT)
A Warning Not to Drift from Truth
1 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 of 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 [disciples]. 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.
The author of Hebrews set forth a series of warnings for the early church: 1) do not drift away from the truth of salvation (Heb. 2:1-4); 2) do not fail to enter the faith-rest life (Heb. 3:7-4:13); 3) do not diminish in your devotion to God throughout your earthly life (Heb. 5:11-6:12); 4) do not willfully sin after you know the truth (Heb. 10:23-39); 5) do not be surprised at God’s discipline (Heb. 12:1-17); and 6) do not close your heart against God’s voice (Heb. 12:25-29). Believers are to cling to and obey the truths found in God’s Word; otherwise, we may drift off course from the Truth of eternal life.
Prayer: Lord, to be adrift is to be neither moored or steered. I want you to be my Rock and my Captain, so I will remain attentive to the truths found in your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.