Hebrews 2:1 says, “Therefore we must pay much more attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” (The truth of the Gospel) It’s important to keep from drifting from the Word. The Word (truth) will keep us anchored. Peter tells us that God in His word has given us ALL things that pertain to life and godliness. (II Peter 1:3)
For example, if you make it a habit of attending the assemblies of the church, then you will be less likely to drift away. You will be anchored to God’s people. Did you hear about the two ole boys who went fishing and had great luck. One said we need to mark this spot so we can find it again. The other said no worries, I have already put a large X on the boat.
We all need to “mark” our lives with the anchor of the soul (hope). Hebrews. 6:19 says, “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul…”
Biblical “hope” is not hope, but rather is an earnest desire plus confident expectation. This kind of HOPE will keep us faithful to the Lord. It will keep us from drifting away from the truth.
My hope is in Jesus, who died for me. I hope to go to heaven when I die; not because I have lived a perfect life, but because Jesus lived a perfect life and I have placed all my faith (trust) in Him, my Lord and Savior.