For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him. Hebrews 2:2-3 HCSB
I can cut my yard in about an hour, but it usually takes two to three hours to do all of the weed eating along the driveway, around the flower beds, and along the fence. Consequently, I tend to let the weed eating go. When I neglect to do the weed eating, the weeds grow up along the fence and the grass grows over the driveway and sidewalk. The longer I wait to do the trimming, the harder the job and the longer it takes to complete. It is amazing how much better the yard looks when I take the time regularly to do the weed eating.
Some people neglect the great salvation that is offered as a free gift from Jesus Christ. They ignore it, reject it, and the “weeds of sin” continue to grow and create an unsightly appearance in their lives. Jesus offers all of us the gift of forgiveness for our sins. We deserve a great and just punishment for our disobedience, but through Christ we receive an undeserved “great salvation”.
Challenge: Have you received the “great salvation” of Jesus? If not, you cannot escape the “great judgment and punishment” of Jesus. Stop neglecting His salvation and accept the free gift of forgiveness. It is as simple as ABC. Admit you are a sinner. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God, died on the cross for your sins, and rose from the dead. Confess Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior.