When we fail to listen to God, it’s a hearing problem for us not a speaking problem for God. In the fifth and final warning in Hebrews, the author warns us that it’s a mistake to turn away from God and ignore what He is saying.
Avoiding Willful Defiance
Even Christians can behave badly, or even walk away from Jesus all together. To treat God with this kind of contempt is a terrible act of defiance. In the fourth warning in Hebrews, the author tells us about the dangers and consequences of willful sin.
The Danger of Falling Away
Salvation is guaranteed the moment one believes Jesus for it. But becoming a Christian never guarantees that we’ll live like one. Spiritual maturity is not automatic. It requires diligent engagement with Jesus if we hope to change and grow.
Beware of Your Unbelief
Even Christians can be people of unbelief. Given tempting circumstances, we might cease to follow God wholeheartedly. Our salvation is secure. But in this second of five warnings in Hebrews, we discover that unbelief can sabotage the future inheritance that could be ours.
Pay Careful Attention
Like other people, there’s a chance you have entertained thoughts about returning to an easier, more comfortable way of life—one that pushes God aside. When the pressure is on, even Christians can become disillusioned with following Jesus.