Hebrew2:3 Salvation is Great. Great When you think of Jesus who saves us.
Jesus is the Heir of all things, the Maker of the worlds, the brightness of the Father’s glory, the express image of His Person, who upholdeth all things by the word of His power, and is much better than the angels, He is God in flesh. (Jh.1:14).
Great, when you think of the awful condition from which He saves, from the guilt and dominion of sin, and delivers from that death which is the wages of sin, and from the wrath of God which must for ever rest upon sin and sinners “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;”(Jude1:23).
Great, when you think of the happy position into which He saves- we were brought into the family of God, jusiificd from all things, made sons and daughters and heirs of eternal life, having the promise for the life that now is, as well as the life which is to come, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I.Jh.5:13).
Great, when you think of the unspeakable price Jesus paid for our salvation. Not corruptible things, as silver and gold, but His own precious blood, (I.Pt 1:18).
It took the sacrifice of Jesus to purge our sins, and He willingly and lovingly, gave His all, (Heb.9:14).
Every time the opportunity of being saved is let slip, “we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” (Heb.4:1).
To let the chance of salvation slip at any one time may be letting it slip for the last time (Ac.5:4).
Many neglect salvation by neglecting the Lord’s day, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb.10:25).
To neglect the Word of God, the Gospel of God, the strivings of the Spirit of God, and the Providence of God, is to neglect salvation “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,” (Eph.4:30).
The process of neglecting, like the process of drifting, may be painless and unconscious, but it is the more dangerous on that account. “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” (I.Tim.4:2).
You may neglect it without hating it or denying it.
Our Salvation, if Neglected, Leaves no Escape. This question, “How shall we escape if we neglect.?” is one which only the wisdom of God must answer, although some men in the pride of their own hearts have attempted it.
How shall the merchant escape ruin if he neglects his business?
How shall we escape hunger if we neglect food ?
How shall we escape darkness if we neglect the light?
How shall we escape the wages of sin if we neglect the Atonement for sin? Note what the apostle Peter stated in (Ac.2:38) “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
How shall we escape the wrath of God if we neglect the Gift of God “For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” (Eph.5,6).
How shall we escape the doom of the lost if we neglect the Saviour of the lost ? “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”(Rev.21:8).
How shall we escape the condemnation of Hell if we neglect the salvation of Heaven? “Behold, now is the accepted time” One of the most melancholy sights of earth is a Christless’ old age.