NO ESCAPE FOR PROCRASTINATORS
Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
The question comes to mind, what are we escaping? Those that repent and believe are escaping the wrath to come. They are escaping that terrible judgment and condemnation of the unbeliever.
The salvation that is spoken of is called great. Why is this title used when so many think so little of the idea of salvation? It is great because of the one who provides it – Jesus Christ. It is great because of the method of provision – the crucifixion of Christ the innocent one on our behalf. It is great because of the means of provision – the resurrection of Christ from the dead. It is great because of the presentation of provision – Christ before the Father presenting His own precious, innocent blood to cleanse us from sin.
Why would we neglect this extraordinary gift offered to us freely? Would it be for the joy of a debilitating life of denial and debauchery? We crave the gifts of this world which come with a price. In this life there truly is nothing that is free. Each have a price tag of health that is harmed or wealth that is reduced. The only free gift is the one offered by Jesus Christ and paid for with His own innocent blood.
There is no escape. There is a payday someday for rejecting the blood of the Savior. We pay for rejection in this life and in the life to come. Why seek escape? Why not, rather, seek the Savior. He call and knocks with the invitation to repent and believe.