Wisdom's Corner
Don't Drift From Shore

Last time we looked at Hebrews 2:1 and spoke about making sure you get your anchor down and get into the harbor safely. We are going to use the same verse for this study as well.

Have you ever been in a small boat like a canoe? Some people really enjoy being out in a small boat. You can paddle across a lake or down a small stream. Or you can enjoy fishing. Eventually you have to come back to shore.

When you get back to shore it is important to tie your boat to something secure. This will keep the boat from floating back out into the lake or stream. If you don't tie it down, then even small movements of the water can make the boat leave the shore.

The words in Hebrews 2:1 for "give the more earnest heed" were also used when talking about securing a boat to the shore. The writer of Hebrews wanted the Hebrew Christians to make sure that they stayed tied to the faith. He did not want them to spiritually slip away from the shore.

You must always make sure to learn what God wants you to do. And when things seem to be going very well, do not forget to read and study. Do not forget to obey God.

God has given us the Bible. It contains all the instructions we need to get to heaven. But we have to use it wisely. If we do not drop our spiritual anchor into the Word, then we may miss the spiritual harbor of salvation. The storms of life may sweep us past the harbor of safety.

Until next time, keep reading your Bible and try very hard to not slip from the shore. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School