Summary of passage: We must pay more careful attention to God’s gift of Salvation and the Holy Spirit lest we drift away.
10a) To pay more attention to what we have heard (Bible and God) so that we do not drift away.
b) That Jesus is our salvation
11) Everything in our culture entices us to drift away. Turn on the TV and you see sex, drugs, and evil as glorified. Jesus is never mentioned (unless you’re on a Christian station or movie) and has been banned in most places (schools, etc) and labeled as not politically correct. Nothing in our culture helps us hold onto the gospel.
12) Personal Question. My answer: He showed His love when He sent His son to die for us so we can be with Him and when He granted us the Holy Spirit within. I can try to remember this daily and be grateful for it even when I have no gratitude in my heart for anything around me. I can never give up hope that this too shall change and hold onto God’s promises with everything I have.
Conclusions: I’m really not for sure what Lesson 9 in Hebrews has to do with the Acts of the Apostles. Nothing written here has been proven to be written by one of the Apostles we are studying. I no where near filled up all the white space. I’m thinking this is a filler lesson in my opinion. Not to dismiss it’s message; it’s one we all need reminding of. I’m just wondering how this fits into the study of Acts.
Question 11 was just depressing for me as an American to think about. How our culture is so anti-Christ. I found nothing positive in the mainstream culture. Nothing. I’m hoping other cultures are not this way but I don’t know since all I know is mine. Maybe I’m too pessimistic but this has been my experience recently.