Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. (ESV)
I often put music in the background when I’m doing some work; sometimes I pay attention to the words, but other times, I do not. On one occasion, I heard my kids yell “dad is listening to bad words.” I was surprised when I paid attention to the words of the song I was listening to, and indeed that song had some bad words. I felt good that my children were able to listen to that song and recognize that it was bad. I was oblivious because I thought I had good songs playing, but the website suggested another song that I wasn’t expecting. That is what happens when we don’t pay attention to what we hear. We need to be careful because someone is always listening.
I believe that the Spirit inspired the writer in Hebrews to write about how we need to pay attention to the things that God has said. When we listen to God’s word, we will be able to recognize the good and the bad in this world. Knowing the difference between what is good or bad depends on how well we listen to what God says. It will be so easy to drift away from God when we neglect to pay attention to God’s commands. When you notice that you are drifting away, you need to pay more attention to God’s word. If you need help getting back to God, we are here to help.