Hebrews 2:1 says, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” I hung up some fly paper in the corner of my garage and the first night it caught flies, mosquitoes and other insects. I don’t know why it keeps catching flies. I would think that a fly would figure out from his fellow flies that this isn’t safe. You’ll get stuck here—don’t stop here, but inevitably the fly paper keeps catching flies.
Satan’s traps are similar in that they are often subtle, but they have quite a stick to them. You would think we’d figure Satan’s traps out as well and do everything we can to help one another avoid the sin mistakes we have made. Satan is a liar and implies things like, “You can do this and be OK. You will not be there long enough to get hurt. You can do this and still be Ok with God.” That’s when the spiritual drift begins.
Drifting away from what we have seen and heard is one of Satan’s most powerful weapons. The people that will go to heaven are those who entertain no part of compromising God’s Word. They are those who make no bargain with the Devil. Do not allow yourself to slip away from the salvation you have graciously received through Jesus. Do not ignore such a great salvation (Hebrews 2:3).