Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hebrews 2:1-4

1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Questions to consider:
  • How does “therefore” relate these 4 verses to the previous chapter?
  • To what extent are you “drifting away” or “neglecting” the truths of the gospel? With what result?
  • How can you protect against this plight? Why should you?
  • What indicates that the recipients of this letter have heard the message of salvation?

Possibilities for prayer:

The author of Hebrews seems to suggest that there is a danger in falling away from faith. My guess is that all of have a story of someone who has experienced a falling away from faith in some way--whether that story is our own or that of a friend. Today, let’s pray for the ability to keep our eyes and ears open, to be more aware of the ways in which God is even today still confirming the salvation Jesus talked about.