“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.”Hebrews 2:1
The question above naturally prods the mind into multiple ideas about entrapment of an animal, the imprisonment of a person, and imagining a host of other things that speak to that issue. In the context of Hebrews 2:3 it deals with “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?” Think for a moment about salvation! It is free gift of God to a person who is condemned to eternal damnation because he is locked in to a position that is opposed to the perfection of God. There is no escape, except for their being fully freed from their imperfection through agreement to conform to the “judge of all the earth.”
God’s method was established as early as Genesis 3:15. A blood sacrifice to meet God’s holiness would be necessary. Though the blood of animals would be offered over the centuries, they remained symbolical because they were far from God’s standard. The solution was God, sending His Son Jesus to be that sacrifice. He was offered as our substitute and therein procured a possibility for anyone who would trust in Him as Savior and Lord to claim His atoning work as acceptable before God on his behalf.
In Hebrews 2:1 the author says: “Pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.” We have outlined the necessary action to escape… “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”