DAILY DEVOTION, March 29, 2022
Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away (Hebrews 2:1).
This is one of several warning passages in the Book of Hebrews. Jesus and His apostles brought to the world the only way of salvation. They also taught many things that are a part of the Christian life. The author tells us to give “earnest heed” to what we read about and hear relative to the Christian life. We are admonished to pay careful attention to the truth revealed in Jesus.
Drifting away is a nautical term. A boat that is not securely anchored may drift. If we become lazy in our following Jesus, we will start to drift. If we drift away from Christ’s teaching, we become weak and useless Christians. If we allow the drifting to continue unabated, we may drift away from Him entirely. Neither option is good. If Jesus is the Son of God, Lord, and Savior of the world, He deserves our utmost attention. This means reading and understanding the Bible AND applying our faith to everyday situations. Those who pay close attention to the Christian faith reap benefits. Those who allow themselves to drift will pay the price for their carelessness.
Father, I thank You for the church where I can learn more about Jesus. I thank You for the Bible, which spells out in detail Your holy will. If I begin to drift, I ask You to do whatever is necessary to get me back on track. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.