How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. Hebrews 2:3,4 ESV
How shall we escape? Salvation in Christ has been declared by the Lord Himself and by His apostles. God backed up their claims with miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit. When we read the gospels and the book of Acts we have access to all that I just listed. The evidence is there for all to see.
The Hebrew writer asks the question “how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?” How can we hope to escape the wrath of God if we neglect to take Him up on His offer of salvation in Christ? God has shown in so many ways that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Yet, many neglect to be obedient to God's offer of salvation. There are also those that have taken God up on His offer only to let their faith wither and die from neglect.
Today is a good day to take stock, to look inward and see if there may be a problem of neglect in our lives. If there is, it must be remedied. If we neglect such a great salvation, we will be lost. This week read the gospels and the book of Acts and reaffirm the great salvation that is offered in Jesus Christ.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman