"For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?" Hebrews 2:2-3
When the first man sinned, he brought death into the world. Sadly all men followed the same pattern of disobedience to their Creator. Before sin, the first humans experienced daily fellowship with God and lived in His loving and protective grace. But when Adam sinned he fell from Godís grace and brought the penalty of eternal death upon the human race. Now there was a great dilemma and God chose to save man by sending His own Son to become the curse, endure the shame, and pay the penalty.
Our text asks, -"how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?" It is a "great salvation." A salvation so great that God chose to empty Himself of divinity to become a man, suffer and die in order to offer it.
The value paid for something reveals its worth to the buyer. Gold, silver or precious jewels were not valuable enough to purchase our freedom from the penalty of sin. It took the precious blood of a righteous Savior to satisfy our debt. How valuable we must be to our Heavenly Father. How He must love us with such an powerful love that He would not withhold His own Son.
God wants no one to perish but desires them to repent and receive eternal life. God has planted the desire for eternal life in every manís heart. Everyone who confesses their sins, turns from practicing them, and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior shall live forever. Since there is no other Name under Heaven by which a man can be saved, there is no escape for those who neglect the sacrifice of Jesus.
Please do not neglect so great a sacrifice which is offered for your salvation. Those who do insult the spirit of grace, -"How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the spirit of grace?" According to Jesus, the great many will travel the wide road to destruction, while few will walk the straight and narrow road to eternal life. Let us join Jesus on the narrow road and not neglect so great a salvation.