Don’t Fumble the Ball

Hebrews 2: 1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 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;God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

The most embarrassing thing a player can do is fumble the ball.  I played football in high school.  I wasn’t good enough to throw or big enough to play the line.  I could run and catch.  They taught me how to catch the ball, exactly how to tuck it away and then run with it.  If you didn’t balance it just right under your arm it would slip out and there would be a fumble.  The opposition gets the balls and runs with it.  The main thing I had to do was not fumble the ball.

The Word of God is the football.  Our job is to carry it right.  Verse 1 says to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard.  Why—lest at any time we should let them slip.  The writer of Hebrews tells us the Word is steadfast.  He tells us about our accountability to God. He spoke it and it has been confirmed.  What God did for people in the past, he’ll do for us today.  God verifies is Word and brings it to pass.  Our job is not to neglect it.  In other words, don’t fumble the ball.  God will get us across the finish line.

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