Heb. 2:1 ¶ Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
Christians that are not familiar with the anointing and the power of His presence have often questioned us about the reason for prayer lines. They think that the initial filling with the Spirit is sufficient. Actually it’s not. Of course the problem is not with the Holy Spirit and His empowerment, it rests with us. Let’s face it, we leak. Dealing with all the carnal situations in the world wears on all of us, those things tend to spring holes in us on a consistent basis.
In today’s verse the word drift away has multiple shades of meaning. One of the things it communicates to us is that very fact; Christians leak. Think of it like this, the anointing is tangible. It can be carried by an individual or even become resident in their house or in their clothes. If there is not a continual means of being filled with God we stand the risk of drifting away. Here are some thoughts from Adam Clarke on today’s verse.
“Lest at any time we should let them slip? “Lest at any time we should leak out.” This is a metaphor taken from unstanch vessels; the staves not being close together, the fluid put into them leaks through the chinks and crevices. Superficial hearers lose the benefit of the word preached, as the unseasoned vessel does its fluid; nor can any one hear to the saving of his soul, unless he give most earnest heed, which he will not do unless he consider the dignity of the speaker, the importance of the subject, and the absolute necessity of the salvation of his soul. St. Chrysostom renders it lest we perish, lest we fall away.”
We live in a very dangerous world. The temptations and distractions are relentless. There is pressure on all of us to be conformed to the image and lifestyle of this world Paul talked about the importance of renewal to keep us from this conformity. Rom.12:2 Phillips, ” Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.”
Here is the same verse from ESV “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,”
So get yourself in an atmosphere to be filled consistently, leakage is unavoidable, we definitely don’t want to drift away.