Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.…
The forces that with a continuous action tend to move men away from the faith of Christ, and were especially strong in the ease of the Hebrews, are — the many influences of life; the feeling of isolation in the world, or, the other side of this, sympathy with national sentiment and thought; the hardships and slights undergone at the hands of those without; and the monotonous uniformity of the world, where all things continue as they were and give no signs of the Lord's coming: while the resistance offered to such forces is but feeble, owing to the sluggishness of the mind which permits it to take but a loose hold of truth, and the weakness of faith which makes it but dimly present to itself the hope of our calling.
(A. B, Davidson, LL. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.