Main Point: Wandering can lead to drifting away from God’s presence or it can lead to a gift of wonder.
Wandering can lead to relational drift.
1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
Tozer talks about the most dangerous situation facing a Christian today is a “cauterizing of the conscience.”
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.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Wonder can lead to the gift of His presence.
4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders, and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
1 Corinthians 14:1
1 Follow the way of love, and eagerly desire spiritual gifts
17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done—19 by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.