If We Neglect So Great Salvation

Bill Hitchcock March 11, 2015 0
If We Neglect So Great Salvation

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him” (Hebrews 2: 1-3).

Can you lose your salvation?

Above everything else we need to turn our thoughts and attentions to the Gospels of Jesus Christ. For if we do not focus on the word right now and continue to do so every day then the power and purpose of God’s word will just sail on by us like a sailboat in the wind. The breeze of ease, the blow of the devil quickly entices and misdirects us away and we let our salvation simply glide by. Can you lose your salvation? That’s exactly what the evangelist of Hebrews is warning.

“As there is but one remedy by which their diseased souls can be saved, so by refusing to apply that one remedy they must necessarily perish” (Adam Clarke).

How shall we escape the wrath of God without Christ? How shall we be saved from our transgressions and rebellion when we know the law is perfect and true and will deliver its punishment unto us all?

We are imperfect. The law is perfect. The law does not discriminate. It issues a “just recompence of reward” to all that sin. How will we escape this?

There is one way and only one way; through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We have heard this preached, read it in Holy writ and have brought it in close to our heart. But have we let Jesus and the good news into our heart? Do not let Christ our Savior sail on by. Be in Christ and Christ in you so that, “thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged” (Romans 3:4).

“Give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard”, we need to pay attention to the word of God that we have heard and read. We need to have Jesus Christ and His gospels as our focus and focal point and, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8)

“Lest at any time we should let them slip”, lest we lose sight of truth. Or as Joshua said, “But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day” (Joshua 23:8).

Don’t lose sight of Christ and neglect your salvation to damnation.

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” (Hebrews 10:23).

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

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Bill Hitchcock

Refining Truth


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