Hebrews chapter 2:2-4
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
Basically, once something is spoken out, there is nothing which can negate it, unless it lies under specific changes from old to new covenant (sacrificing of animals, demolishing of the law because of Christ’s sacrifice for sin).
God has used angels, prophets, and Jesus Himself–even God Himself–to proclaim His own will and intentions on earth. It’s so important for us to pay attention and listen to what He says. His words.
Jesus is the Word made flesh, and it is says in Hebrews 1:2 that God made all worlds (or ages) through Him and, in vs. 3, that Jesus upholds all things by the word of His power.
If we neglect the Word, we neglect Jesus. We neglect freedom (the truth makes us free; John 8). We neglect salvation. The lineage of Jesus is woven from Adam through Abraham, Ruth and her son Jesse, the father of King David, all the way until He is born.
There is an intent and plan and purpose for God’s Word, and if we don’t listen to it, we not only lose life, we lose Jesus.
And to lose Jesus is to lose everything.
I challenge you and myself today: Listen. When reading scripture, praying, or hearing pastor’s sermon on Sunday: Listen.
It’s such a small task to do compared with God and His Word in the flesh dying on a cross for the liberation of mankind.
I think we have time to listen to what a God like that would have for us to hear.