Finding God in the mysteries of every day
Week 37 Day 3
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Hebrews 2: 2 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to [a]what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every violation and act of disobedience received a just [c]punishment, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, and by various [e]miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. (NASB)
Have you ever watched one of those “funny” videos where a person is so distracted they walk in to a fountain or step off a curb into traffic with disastrous results? The writer to the Hebrews was writing to a people very similar to the people of today. There was so much going on in the world around them, and so many things to consider that they were missing completely the ever present grace of God in Jesus Christ. The writer’s ultimate question in this is, “How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”
Busy-ness, and acquisitiveness are the modern plague of the spirit in this day and age as it has been through all time. When we spend every waking hour grasping at something that is not the love and righteousness of God we are in grave peril indeed. Christians of the First Century believed that Christ’s return was imminent. They acted accordingly with a perceivable desperation to win as many to the Kingdom as possible in the time they had left. I believe that a time for the renewal of that spirit is long past and have set my mind and heart to pray for a sweeping revival to overtake the limp wristed dissipated church we have allowed to crawl along for so many years.