Hebrews 2:1 presents us with a challenge: “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”. In the margin of the King James version of the Bible, there is a reference to the phrase “let them slip” – it expounds that in the Greek language it is translated as, “run out as leaking vessels”. Hence the challenge: do I leak? How much attention do I pay to what God has spoken to me personally?……to what His word declares? Verse 3 continues to address the “leaks”: “How shall we escape is we neglect so great salvation”.
I need to “give more earnest heed” to what God teaches. I can hear something a hundred times, and yet, still let it slip. Praise God for His faithfulness, He does not give up on me. The Holy Spirit continually drip, drip, drips His truths into my heart.
Deuteronomy 11 records God’s promises of blessings to the children of Israel if they would walk before Him in obedience to His instructions given. He promised that if they fulfilled their part, He would fulfil His in that “no man would be able to stand before them, and He would make their days like heaven on earth”. What a promise! So what was it that caused the Children of Israel to perish in the wilderness, apart from Joshua and Caleb? They continually provoked God by their ingratitude, complaining and unbelief. Selah……
Joshua and Caleb entered into God’s promises because they did not have a divided heart. They stayed true to what God had said, believed His promises and acted on them. They did not entertain unbelief and ingratitude. They did not leak!
Remember Paul’s words: “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place”, 2 Corinthians 2:14. There are three constants in this verse: NOW, ALWAYS, EVERY. I can make a choice in every situation and relationship today presents, and God will come alongside of a right choice and enable me, through His Holy Spirit, by the power of the resurrected Christ, to walk in His ways by faith in His word and triumph in every situation. No leaks! Glory to God! Christ in me, all for His glory!