Day 102/260: Read Hebrews 2
Why must we give “the more earnest heed”? In the Spider-Man mythos, Uncle Ben told his nephew Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Could it not also be said that with great knowledge comes great responsibility?
Our Lord said, “And that servant who knew his master’s will and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more” (Luke 12:47-48).
To what must we give “the more earnest heed”? The writer says “to the things we have heard.” Hearing is often referenced in God’s plan for saving man (Romans 10:17), and yes we must face the decision of obedience when we initially hear the gospel. Yet, it does not stop there! We must continue to hear and grow in the faith throughout life! Consider James 1:22-25 and 2 Peter 3:17-18 on this point.
Finally, it is important to heed what we have heard, “lest we drift away.” Those who turn away from God rarely do so boldly and dramatically and all at once. It is more often a gradual drift, with a little neglect here, a little inattention there.
Don’t let it happen to you! “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.”
Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)
Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must give the most earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
Pray for diligence in your studies and your application of God’s Word to your life.