“Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” Hebrews 2:1
We live in an age of communication gone crazy. Television, telephones, video games, Ipods and a multitude of other devices compete for our attention. We can hardly focus our attention on one before we are distracted by another. We seem to be a society of distraction. But there are some things we cannot afford to be distracted from. The writer of Hebrews warns us of this.
The words of Jesus are more than just words. They are life. And unless we heed those words, by listening to and obeying those words, slowly we will begin to drift, like a ship that isn’t anchored. We will become leaky vessels, unable to contain what has been entrusted to us.
In America we are so very fortunate to have the freedom to own as many Bibles as we want. I can take my Bible to work, I can read it in public places. Yet this liberty is worthless if we do not pay attention to these words of life and let them penetrate deep into our souls. This is no mere religious book. It is the revealed truth about who God is, what He has done for us and what He requires of us. Nothing in this world deserves more careful attention than this.
Let us be like Samuel – “Speak Lord, for Your servant hears.”