Hebrews 2.3 asks, how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? This salvation had its beginning when it was spoken of by the Lord, and it was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.

The wrath of God is coming against all those who deny Him and fail to live under subjection to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Therefore, those who claim to be in Christ must not neglect their salvation, for it was purchased by the blood of God to appease the wrath of God, so that men can be forever reconciled with God.

God does not expect us to pray a prayer then continue on with our living as though He failed to exist. God expects us to become His servants, fellow laborers in His world, reconciling men to Jesus the Savior, teaching them to obey everything He commanded, even, as we ourselves, live those same commands in increasing glory to God.

 

We demonstrate our commitment to working out our salvation when we engage the disciplines God lived among us. Doing these things will keep us from neglecting our salvation and being lazy in our work for Christ. These things are the core of what Jesus did when He lived with us as one of us.

 

They are giving, serving and sharing. We are to give our lives to the work of reconciling men to Christ. This means our time, talent and treasure is now focused upon bearing eternal fruit, changing the eternal destiny of men all over the world.

 

We gain credibility with men when we serve men. We are no longer selfish, but servants, servants of men for their movement toward God, and servants of God in His work of reconciling men to Christ.

 

This work is accomplished through the proclamation of the gospel which we share with men. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. We must not, and cannot, be ashamed of Jesus Christ. Instead, we must encourage men to follow Jesus as Savior even as we model that following in our own lives.

 

Doing these things will keep us busy in the work of God and will keep us from neglecting our salvation so dearly purchased and given by God Himself.

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