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Drifting

Hebrews 2:1-4
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Drifting is not intentional but comes rather from inattention and carelessness-which was precisely the problem with the pressured little church (believers). They had become careless about their moorings in Christ. At first, in calm waters, that was not noticeable. But as the storms of opposition rose, some of them were drifting farther and farther away from Christ toward the shoals of shipwrick in their old world of Judaism.
That church’s experience two thousand years ago intersects our lives in this way: drifting is the beseting sin of our day. And as the metaphor suggests, it is not so much intentional as from unconcern. Christians neglect their anchor _Christ_ and begin to quietly drift away. There is no friction, no dramatic sense of departure. But when the winds of trouble come, the things of Christ are left far behind, even out of sight. The writer of Revelation uses different language but refers to the same thing when he quotes Jesus as saying to the ostensibly healthy Ephesian church, “I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first” (Revelation 2:4).
When our anchors begin to lift from our soul’s grasp of the greatness and supremacy of life, we become susceptible to sublte tows. C.S. Lewis sagely remarked: “And as a matter of fact, if you examined a hundred people who had lost their faith in Christianity, I wonder how many of them would turn out to have been reasoned out of it by honest argument? Do not most people simply drift away?”.
HEBREWS
An ANCHOR for the SOUL
author: R. Kent Huges
(((PREACHING the WORD)))
Warning against drifting from “what we have heard” (2:1-4)
Warning against disbelieving the “voice” of God (3:7-14)
Warning against degenerating from “the basic principles of the oracles of God” (5:11-6:20)
Warning against despising “the knowledge of the truth” (10:26-39)
Warning against devaluing “the grace of God” (12:15-17)
Warning against departing from him “who is speaking” (12-2529)

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