The Benefit of Paying Attention

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” (Hebrews 2:1)

I still remember hearing a gentleman at a political meeting tell the gathered group that he had thought of the idea he was currently sharing while “not paying attention at church.” As he was speaking, because of varied distracted conversations between people not listening to him, this man ended up repeating that statement three times. I found that significant.

“Why,” I asked to myself, “would this man even bother going to church if he wasn’t even going to try to pay attention?”

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