Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Hebrews Chapter 2
Metaphysically Interpreting Hebrews 2:1-4
2:1Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them. 2:2For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; 2:3how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard; 2:4God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will.
December 27, 1936: Heb. 2:1-4
How do we give earnest heed to the things that we have heard? By keeping them in mind daily and putting them to practical use wherever we find that they can be applied.
What is the usual reason for our drifting away from the principles of Truth that we have learned by hearsay? The usual reason for our drifting away from truths imparted by teaching is intellectual acceptance of a statement or principle as true without effort to apply it practically. To use is to keep.
What is “the word spoken through angels”? This is the truth that we arrive at independently by thinking things through.
What is the salvation that is “spoken through the Lord”? This is the saving power of the I AM in us laying hold of the truth of Being in the name and through the power of Jesus Christ.
Are the principles of Truth simple or complex? Truth is simple and easily mastered principle. Complexity arises because of the variety of ways in which men apply these principles, which in turn depends on the varying degrees of their understanding.
October 5, 1947: Heb. 2:1-3
How does God speak to us? In every new understanding of life and its meaning that we gain God's revelations of divine life come to our mind as the light of the sun comes to our eyes.
What is equivalent to the hearing of God's words? Every Christlike motive or impulse in our heart is a "hearing" of the words of God. When we have "heard" them we have still to obey them or act on them.
The Christ consciousness is not developed in us spontaneously. We enter into it purposefully and use its transforming power individually and in the life of the world. We “inherit” the power of the highest, but until we take possession of our inheritance and use it to express life in its fullness, we are not executing the divine will. To give heed to the law of love is to engrave the spirit of love on the heart and in the mind. Such an inheritance enables us to realize God-likeness and express it, instead of remaining passive. The center or goal is the outgiving of love to meet the need of the world and to bring the heart of the lover into rhythm with the pulse of the universal life. The uprightness and love of righteousness that spring from the Christ consciousness and take form in us in right thinking and doing must be manifested. It was manifested in Jesus Christ, but no one man can make a permanent heaven out of earth. He can furnish the pattern by which it can be made, but all must work together to bring it into complete being and establish it. Our joy is to do our part in this work.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-26-2013