“We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.” (Hebrews 2:1 HCSB)

The danger here is that we drift away from what we have heard.  In the context the writer of Hebrews is talking about the good news of Jesus Christ and him crucified for us.  The writer understands that our tendency is to drift to, as the song writer put it, be “prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.”

The anecdote is to “pay even more attention to what we have heard;” to saturate ourselves with the message of the gospel and with the Word of God so that we will not drift away.

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