Right Question, No Answer by James Merritt

"Right Question, No Answer"
James Merritt
Hebrews 2:1-4


Introduction

1. There are many right questions that are asked in the word of God that get the right answer. For example, one question the human race has asked from its very beginning is, "If a man die, shall he live again?" The Bible says, "Yes." Another great question is "Am I my brother's keeper?" Again the Bible answers "yes." Probably the greatest question ever asked in the Bible is Job 9:2, "How can a man be righteous before God?" The Bible answers that question "By faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,"

2. But there is one question that is raised in this text that all of the philosophers, and all of the scientists, and all of the doctors, and all of the engineers, and all of the politicians, and all of the angels in heaven, and all of the demons in hell, and even God himself, cannot answer, for it is the question that has no answer: "How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?"

3. Did you know that the vast majority of people who will die, without the Lord Jesus Christ, will do so not because they rejected Jesus, but because they neglected Jesus. The creed of the average man is:

I live for self, and self alone
For self, and none beside;
Just as if Jesus had never lived
And as if he had never died.

4. The possibility of neglect must be admitted. The problem of neglect must be asserted, and the peril of neglect must be avoided. To accomplish that the author gives us three warnings.

I. There Is a Man We Should Inspect

1. "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away." (v.1) These people had heard some tremendous truths to which they must give earnest heed. He is referring to what he has just said about the Lord Jesus Christ in the first chapter.

2. The word that is used here to inspire attention refers to a jeweler who would diligently inspect a diamond to see if it was real. In other words, every person should treat Jes ...


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