On the fateful night of April 14, 1912, the largest ship of that time, known as the Titanic, hit an iceberg and began its slow decent to its watery grave two miles deep in the Atlantic Ocean. It was said to be unsinkable. The tragic conclusion of this catastrophe was that it could have been avoided. Captain E.J. Smith failed to use the proper rules of seamanship and marine safety. The final charge of negligence was the cause of this horrible disaster.
What happened to the Titanic in a physical way, unfortunately happens to many people spiritually.
Through negligence and carelessness, they drift out of the margin of safety into the danger zone and ultimately shipwreck after having gotten on board.
The writer of Hebrews says: "we must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away" (Hebrews 2:1, New International Version).
Drifting happens when we let down our guard, become careless, failing to pay attention to the proper safety procedures that should be in place and operational in our lives. Drifting and negligence will lead to spiritual disaster and shipwreck. As Christians, we are called to a life of diligence and continual watchfulness, taking every precaution, to insure a safe arrival at the harbor of heaven.
The captain of the Titanic had received both radio and signal lamp warnings of the possibility of icebergs in the area. God loves us so much that he will send us warning signals to get our attention, lest we shipwreck spiritually.
Through the Holy Spirit, he will be faithful to let you know when you are out of the main channel and moving into the danger zones.
Satan's one concern is to get every Christian on a collision course that will ultimately lead to our spiritual shipwreck.
Don't let what happened to the Titanic in a physical way, happen to you spiritually.
You can safely reach the harbor of heaven through paying careful attention to the captain, staying on the course mapped out for you, trusting the compass of God's word and by keeping the communication lines open at all times.