1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Psalms 107:19-20 19
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 it goes on to say: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”[b]And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.
Psalms 119:11 Gives us some Great Advice on “How to Avoid the Might have beens”
It says 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
14 The farmer sows the word.
15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.
16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.
17 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
18 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word;
19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”
2 Cor 2:11 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Rom 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
John 1:14 says The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Eph 6:10 be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Psalms 119:21-24 21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
Psalms 119:92 92 If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
psalm 119: 105Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Psalms 119:130 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Psalms 119:165 165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked:
Micah 7:8 8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.