Thursday, August 03, 2006

Pay Attention

We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
Hebrews 2:1

How many times from our earliest years have we heard or used the phrase, “pay attention”? Perhaps as we get older the phrase changes to “get your head in the game” or “FOCUS!” This concept of paying attention is important. We need to pay attention in many areas of life like driving, working on a project, developing a relationship, or with our walk with the Lord. Paying attention helps keep us on track, not missing something vital, bringing us to victory.

In Hebrews chapter 1 we read about the excellence of Christ. He is the greatest revelation of God! Jesus is shown as our God, King, and Lord. Because of this we are entreated to “pay attention” to Jesus and His message.

We must pay attention so we don’t drift away. So many people are simply drifting through life not paying much attention to what is really important. Christ and His message will never change. He is the Rock of our Salvation. Pay attention… don’t just drift through life.

We must pay attention so we don’t suffer God’s discipline. There are consequences for not following Christ and His teaching. Pay attention… there is a cost when you don’t.

We must pay attention because of the greatness of salvation. Christ and His Way are simply the best! There is nothing better. Pay attention… don’t miss out on abundant life now and for eternity.

Are you paying attention?