Are You Drifting? – Part I
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 2:1-4
Key Verse: Hebrews 2:1
So, we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.
As today’s Scripture Reading describes, when Jesus came to this world He announced a great salvation that was available to all people (Hebrews 2:3).
We may tend to take for granted this great salvation, especially us who have been in the church a long time.
However, today’s Key Verse warns all Believers to be very careful in how we treat this wonderful free gift that God has offered to us.
When the author of Hebrews wrote “so we” in the first verse of chapter two, know that he is talking to Believers, those of us who have accepted the gift of salvation that Jesus paid for on the Cross.
This also tells us that it is possible for us as Believers to drift away from our relationship with God.
his passage of scripture, we see that drifting away makes it easy to be disobedient to the truths that we have known and obeyed in the past.
Finally, the author of Hebrews challenges anyone who thinks they will escape punishment for ignoring this great salvation that Jesus came to announce.
What will you do with this information that you have just read? I hope you will join me in reviewing your life and making sure that you are not drifting.
“Drifting” is a word that indicates a slow and unnoticeable distancing from an object or goal.
As an example, maybe you have been in a boat that was not firmly anchored and were surprised at when you realized how far the boat had drifted from where you first started. That is the picture that Hebrews 2:1 wants us to see and understand.
Our world has become a very complicated place to live with many options and opportunities. In a very slow and sneaky way, we can find ourselves so busy with so much that we have drifted away from a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.
All of us, no matter how long we have been Christ-followers, must slow down and review the condition of our spiritual life.
If you have concluded that, indeed, you have drifted in your spiritual walk with God, do not allow the devil to discourage you. The Spirit of God is pleased that you made an honest evaluation and did not like what you found.
God did not inspire the author of Hebrews to write this to discourage His children, but to encourage us to get back on track with Him.
Tomorrow we will study some practical ways to reverse spiritual drift, but for today, ask God to reveal to you the areas that need work.
Father, please show me areas of my life that I need to work on. I want to stay centered in you. I ask this in Jesus’s Name, amen.