I have been working my way back through the New Testament lately and I ended up in my avid coffee drinking wife's favorite book of the Bible Hebrews.
Chapter 2 especially caught my attention today. Verse one states "we must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away".
In our ever growing A.D.D. world (squirrel) have we lost the capacity to pay careful attention or do we consciously decide not to pay careful attention to the spiritual warfare that takes place around us daily. We often times stick our heads in the sand and try to not make decisions based upon eternal matters. We act as if matters of eternal consequent are secondary to temporal acts of the now. I think we try our best not to pay careful attention because if we did we might not make the all the same choices and we might not be able to keep up with the Jones' as our flesh compels us to do.
What are we to pay careful attention to? The Bible compels us to pay careful attention to the message of the Gospel and Christ's redemptive work on the cross. According to 2 Corinthians 5: 17 if you are saved in Christ then you are a new creation. the old is gone and the new has come. We are to pay careful attention to how we represent Christ as new creations and to how we sacrificially love others. We are to play close attention to weather or not we are producing the fruit of the Spirit through our actions and behaviors.
As you look at your life have you paid careful attention?