Wednesday, 12 December 2018
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No Drifting Away

We are certainly living in exciting times aren't we! Did you notice how nothing is really as it seems? This world can be unpredictable and full of so many inconsistencies. But there is something that is constant and secure and will always produce and provide exactly what it has promised - the irrevocable Word of God!

Without the Word of God to stand on, we have nothing that is lasting and never-changing. So, never let go of the trust you have in God's eternal Word. If you have been tempted to let your time in the Word take a little bit of a back seat to accommodate the busy schedule you have going on in your life - don't do it!

Hebrews 2:1 "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away." (NKJ) "It's crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we've heard so that we don't drift off." (MSG)

Two things stand out - firstly, we are urged to increase our attention to the Word of God, and keep a firm grip on what it teaches us; secondly, if we don't prioritise God's Word in our lives, we will drift away from the very truth that has the power to keep our hearts and minds anchored and steadfast in peace and joy and well-being!

Hebrews 4:11 "So let's keep at it and eventually arrive at the place of rest, not drop out through some sort of disobedience." (MSG)

When we decide to labour, be diligent, or be zealous and exert ourselves, to enter that place of rest, it doesn't mean physically working or even struggling to get God to do something. It means not being casual about the Word. It means spending time with God, in His Word as a priority and a vital necessity for our lives. We must consistently pay attention to God's wisdom and do what it says we should do, while holding securely onto His promises. The Bible says that by doing this, we will enter a place of rest. The rest the Word is talking about, is a place of absolute confidence and peace, where we have no doubt that the Lord will do exactly what He has promised to do. We don't worry, doubt or fret over anything, because we are securely rooted in Him, placing our trust in what His Word says. Oh, the peace and joy that floods our souls when we have this awesome assurance! We are His and He is completely in control - because we have His Word on it!