The Slightest Wind

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have learned, lest we drift away from it.     Hebrews 2:1

Anyone who has spent time boating knows that, unless your mooring is secure, even the slightest wind can cause your craft to drift. When combined with the action of the waves or the current of the water, a major distance may be covered in a short period of time. 

So it is with your spiritual life. If your mooring is not secure in Jesus Christ and in Scripture, it can take very little to set you adrift from faith and truth. The apostle Paul urged believers in Ephesians 4 to “attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” 

In 1882, Poet and lyricist Priscilla Owens wrote the words to a hymn that says, “We have an anchor that keeps the soul / Steadfast and sure while the billows roll, / Fastened to the Rock which cannot move, / Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.” Is your anchor sure? It does not take a raging tempest to pull you out into deep water.

Hold fast to sound doctrine that keeps you from discouragement so you will not be set adrift from God’s love, mercy, and grace. Check the strength of your attachment to the anchor of God’s truth so that the slightest wind does not move you away. Ask Him to help others who are adrift in America today discover His mercy, including many who serve in the nation’s government. 

Today’s Verse: Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Mark 4:35-41  

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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