Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Do we understand how great a salvation we have? Consider the word of Martyn Lloyd Jones:
Do you habitually think of your own salvation as the greatest and most wonderful thing that has ever happened to you? I will ask a yet more serious question: do you give your neighbors the impression that you have found the most magnificent thing in the world?
I have a terrible fear that many people are outside the Christian church because so many of us give them the impression that what we have is something very small, very narrow, very cramped and confined. We have not given them the impression that they are missing the most glorious thing in the entire universe.
Our salvation is no small thing. It is that which angels “long to look” (1 Peter 1:12). Do we think about this daily? Do those around us know how wonderful it is?
We must daily preach the gospel to ourselves and think on the glorious truth of our salvation. For by doing so, we are reminded and therefore transformed by the amazing grace of God.