June 11, 2019
Keep Your Salvation Shiny and New
Therefore, we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
─ Hebrews 2:1 ESV
If you’ve ever ridden in a new car, or even more exciting – been the proud new owner of one – you can appreciate that new car smell. It’s exciting to have something new, but often, after time passes and the newness wears off, we can begin to neglect it. We don’t take care of it like we did when it was new.
The writer of Hebrews warns us about this when he encourages us to pay close attention to what we’ve heard – to devote ourselves to our great salvation and all that our relationship with God brings into our lives (Hebrews 2:1). At first, it’s exciting. We’re growing; we’re learning. We’re having new and exciting experiences with God and other believers. But as time passes, if we’re not careful, it’s no longer shiny and new.
Your salvation, in some ways, can be similar to your new car, after a while there is a temptation to let it wane. Keep your salvation fresh and new by celebrating your salvation every day, acknowledging you are greatly loved by God. Cherish the gifts He’s given you – you’re forgiven, accepted, protected and guided by God Himself. Remember the sacrifice Christ made for you and treasure the infinite promises from God made to you.
Today’s One Thing
Celebrate your salvation today by recounting the story of how God kept a significant promise He made to you. Encourage someone by telling what impact that made on your life and relationship with God.