verse of the day

Monday, 19 September 2016

Drifting [Hebrews 2 v 1-3 ]

The book of Hebrews was written to people who had become Christians,but
where in danger of turning back  .There were reasons for this, possible they had and were experiencing difficulties[ 10v32-33/12 v4-12]The writer
of Hebrews in chapter 2 v1ff ,exhorts and warns them of the consequence
of turning back.In verse one,he writes, ''We must pay more careful attention
therefore,to what we have heard,so that we do not drift away''.It is the last part of that  verse that W. Barclay,tells us the Greek word Pararrein is used,and has many meanings.It can be used for a ring slipping of ones finger,and it is regularly used of something which has carelessly or
thoughtlessly allowed to slip away and become lost..Those words drifting away remind us not of a sudden action but rather a slow casual experience,
in other words we are not alert to the danger we are in,that of making shipwreck of our faith,As W. Barclay comments, ''There are few people who deliberately and in a moment turn their backs on God;there are many who day by day drift farther and farther away from Him'.This is serious,
and has serious consequences as the writer of Hebrews points out,when he
writes,''How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation''.[2 v3]
                                          A  prayer.
Dear God help us by your grace to follow our Lord and Saviour Amen.
[I will return to my thought for the day Saturday, every blessing]

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