DRIFTING AWAY: Avoid an Evil, Unbelieving Heart, in Falling Away from the Living God!

The truths of God’s Word will not benefit us unless we give heed to them. It will not save us that the Lord Jesus has come and spoken to people unless we are disposed to listen. It will not benefit us that the sun shines unless we open our eyes. Books will not help us unless we read them; medicine, unless we take it; nor will the fruits of the earth sustain our lives, however rich and abundant they may be, if we disregard and neglect them. So with the truths of God’s Word. There is truth enough to save the world – but the world ignores and despises it. Many Christians barely study it.


Sympathy is valuable when this is all a person can give to the suffering. This speaker, however, had the ability to feed the hungry and clothe the needy. First John 3:18 gives us the proper response, “let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” James concluded his illustration by wondering aloud, “What good is a faith which can only give pious wishes but no practical help?” – Thomas D. Lea.