But it's not only Paul or Tiger Woods on the course, we have a course we need to stay on too. The book of Hebrews tells us we need to stay on course as we finish out our Christian journey.
Hebrews 2:1 – The term here translated to “drift” is one used to describe a ship losing its course. It doesn’t do this deliberately, but rather is slowly carried away from its proper destination unbeknownst to the sailors.
This is the first of five “warning” passages in Hebrews. Just as Christ’s message is greater than that of the angels (the Mosaic covenant, cf. Heb 1, Acts 7:38, 53; Gal 3:19), so too then must the consequences for the failure to remain faithful be greater.
Those who have heard the good news of the New Covenant preached to them must pay even more careful attention to it than was necessary among the audience of the establishment of the Mosaic covenant.
Surely, this is a warning that can get our attention
and hold it. We have a greater hope, a greater promise, a greater future in Jesus but not if we don't follow Him. Not if we don't stay on course.