How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?

“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3)
Anyone who owns their own property or vehicle is a very blessed and rich person. However, with that comes a lot of maintenance and upkeep. I don’t know if you’ve ventured into a place like Lowe’s lately but it seems like everyone is doing some sprucing up around the house right now. To take care of problems today saves us from greater problems down the road. Look at our cars for example; we periodically take them in for an inspection even when they are running smoothly. We call it “preventive maintenance.” Truth is most of what goes wrong with our house or car does so because of one word—neglect. Neglect has adverse effects on physical things, but it is much more dangerous in the spiritual realm.
The writer of Hebrews asks a probing question—“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (2:3). As we come to neglect so great a salvation?” (2:3 the start of Holy Week, let’s consider the three responses people give to the gospel. Some accept it. Some reject it. But most simply neglect it. Please don’t be that person.
Perhaps you, or someone you know, is among that vast group of people in the world who simply neglect Christ’s continual call, deceived into thinking there will always be adequate time to name Jesus as Lord and Savior.
The reality is, you must either accept Him or reject Him, for ‘not to decide is to decide’. Please realize as you go through each day, you are faced with one choice after another . . . where to eat lunch, what to order, what paint color for the house, etc… Let each of these simple decisions be a reminder that the greatest choice we can ever make is accepting or rejecting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. To neglect this decision leads to disaster.
If you have not chosen then what are you waiting for? This week or better yet today consider the cross and resurrection of Christ along with the word of God to the Israelites of old. I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:19
Have a blessed Easter— Love You!
In His Service,
Eric Barnes