Hebrews 2:1 says, “Therefore…” When we go to the verses before this to see what the therefore is there for: it is that Jesus loved righteousness. The rest of the verse says, “…we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we DRIFT away.”
If we drift a little, we will get off course, or miss the mark. Hebrews 4:1 says come short of it. 2 Peter 1:8-9 says that if we do not add to our faith we will be barren, shortsighted, and forget that we were cleansed of our old sins.
If we don’t grow spiritually, we will drift back into old thought patterns. Hebrews 4:2 says, “…but the word that they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.”
The Holy Spirit showed me something yesterday that I did not know before. Think about Hebrews 4:12 and how God’s word is a sword that pierces between our soul and our spirit.
Hebrews 5:13 says, “For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.” The Greek word for unskilled is un-pierced!
Amplified says, “For everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action)…”
When our negative dialogues are pierced by His word, it will reveal to us its unrighteousness that has been suppressing the truth that will set us free!
All unrighteous thoughts stunt spiritual growth. They keep us unskilled in the word of righteousness–not pierced.