The writer of the book of Hebrews has several warnings for us. The first is about drifting. He says, “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away” (Hebrews 2:1).
Drifting through life has become the easiest course to follow. It’s easier to accept a little immorality in our friends than to rebuke them. It’s easier to keep our mouths shut than to stand up and defend the truth. It’s easier to make excuses than to do what GOD says do. The cares of this world, the lack of knowledge, and the failure to comply push us to this easier course.
The most interesting thing about drifting is this: we drift away from righteousness, but no one ever drifts into righteousness. Righteousness is intentional. If you seek religion that makes you comfortable, Christianity is not it. There is no such thing as a passive Christian. A Christian’s life is not on “golden pond.” We are not called to tranquility. We are called to peace, but it is peace in the midst of struggle.
Drifting leads to unbelief and then a complete falling away. This is why the writer says; pay more attention to the Word so that you do not start drifting. — borrowed