Are You Listening? #278

1  Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2  For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3  how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4  God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? (Hebrews 2:1-4)

Having already stated that God has spoken to us by His Son in Hebrews 1:2, our inspired author now returns to his point in chapter 2:1. We must not neglect what God says to us by His Son! The word He speaks to us by His Son Jesus Christ is so certain that no one who refuses His word will escape a just judgment. His apostles continued to speak what the Lord Jesus began to speak. Their word is validated by the miracles that attended their preaching of the gospel (Mark 16:15-20). In other words, what they said is true. Are you listening to God? You are if you are reading, learning and living the apostles’ words. That is what the first Christians did (see Acts 2:42)! The apostle Paul said, “the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord” (1 Cor. 14:37). God is speaking to you today through the writings of the apostles. Are you listening?

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