Today’s Scripture: Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Hebrews 2:1

Several years ago, my wife and I were vacationing on a houseboat. The problem with a houseboat is you have to anchor it properly when you are sleeping.

One night, we pulled up on the calm side of an island in Minnesota. When we got to that little, protected area, we put down the anchor and went to bed. Very early in the morning, the sun was just starting to rise, my wife said, “Jim, Jim, wake up.”

I said, “Honey, what?”

She replied, “We’re drifting.”

I answered, “Karen, we’re swinging back and forth on the anchor, we’re not drifting. Go to sleep.”

We went back to sleep, but a few minutes later she woke me up again and said, “Jim, we’re drifting!”

I looked up and said, “Karen, we’re swinging back and forth on the anchor, we’re not drifting. Go to sleep.”

A few minutes later, “Jim, we’re drifting!”

Just to prove her wrong, I got up to show her that we were not drifting. I got out of bed, I looked, and sure enough, we were drifting. As a matter of fact, if I would have woken up earlier and gotten out of bed like I should have, it would have been soon enough for me to do something about it. By the time I actually got up, we pretty much weren’t drifting anymore. We had drifted into a big bed of wild rice. It took us hours to get out of the rice.

My wife gave me a warning, and I didn’t heed the warning. In the Christian life, we have warnings when we begin to drift. We must take heed to those warnings because if we don’t, it will be disastrous. Drifting is dangerous, take heed to the things which we have heard.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.