When You Begin to Drift…
by Benjamin Lee
Is it possible for Christians to drift to the point of their souls being in serious danger? Many say “NO.” But what does the Bible say? Consider a few passages from the New Testament book of Hebrews.
The first is found in Hebrews 2:1. “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.” What had these Christians heard? They had heard about the supremacy of Jesus Christ. They were reminded in Hebrews 1 that Jesus is heir of all things, the Creator, the radiance of God’s glory, the exact representation of God’s nature, the purifier of our sins, and the One who has sat down at the right hand of God.
These Christians had been given the words of Jesus Christ (Heb 2:3-4)—words “declared” by the Lord and confirmed with signs, wonders, and miracles. What they had heard was “sure.” They could be confident in it, but they needed to pay “much closer attention” to it. Why? So that they would not drift.
What do you have to do to neglect something? Not much. Do nothing with your “faith” and apathy creeps in. So does complaining. So does being too busy with vain and empty things. Neglect your faith and before you know it … you’re drifting. The solution? It’s right there in Hebrews.
- Pay close attention to what you’ve already heard.
- Study Jesus. Never stop learning about what He has done for us. Never stop growing in your wonder at His majesty.
- Remember, Jesus is the sure and steadfast anchor of your soul (Heb 6:19). Hope in Him. Walk with Him. Follow Him into what is to come. Each step I take, my Savior goes before me…