Hebrews 2:1-4 (ESV) Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Did you catch that last sentence? Let’s read it again, “4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.” I for one, don’t want to neglect such a great salvation (v3). I believe, that when we neglect the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, we disrespect God and put ourselves outside of the realm of “signs, wonders and miracles”. Maybe just maybe, the reason we don’t experience the presence and power of the Holy Spirit is because we have been careless with this accept of God’s grace. Let’s then be very careful how we talk and even think about the awesome person of the Holy Spirit, lest we find ourselves rejecting the very one and the gifts He brings to bless those around us. Be open, be respectful and be ready for the Holy Spirit to flow through you, so that you can be a vessel primed to do the Lord’s work here on earth.