We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. Hebrews 2:1-3.

“What Moses taught was important, and those who refused to listen were punished (Numbers 16). How much more must we make sure we hear Christ speaking! God’s people must persevere by faith in Christ and His promises to the end. If the ground opened up and swallowed those in the covenant community for their not listening and paying attention to God’s Word, how much greater, more catastrophic will be God’s wrath upon those in the covenant community since the coming of Christ!?” – Charles Biggs