"We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrews 2:1
Paying attention? That's certainly something most of us need to do a better job of wouldn't you agree? In fact, the Bible tells us that we are to "pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away." The writer was warning the Hebrew Christians that focusing their attention anywhere but on what they had been taught, even for a brief moment, could allow bad things to happen- like being led astray by false teachings. That meant they were to, to the greatest extent possible, focus their minds, hearts and eyes on Jesus and the Truth laid out in scripture. And that warning my friends was as relevant to them then as it is to us now.
In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis writes, "…as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?”
Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word that gives us the absolute truth of the Gospel. Help us to use it each and every day as the guide by which we measure the truthfulness of the words and actions of others. Help us to know your Truth so well that we would immediately recognize false teachings and teachers that we would avoid the bad things that can happen when they would cause us to drift away. It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen.
Your Words - Third Day