We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away. Hebrews 2:1 HCSB
There were times in school when a teacher instructed our class to “pay attention”. If we were to learn, we needed to focus and keep our attention on what was being said. Some adults have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD). They have problems staying focused and often jump from doing one task to another. Health.com provides some practical tips for doing a better job of paying attention: write it down, create the right environment, prioritize your tasks, take a quick break, set a timer, learn to delegate, and record it.
The writer of Hebrews encouraged his readers to pay attention to what they had heard and been taught. There were many false teachers in that day and one needed to be careful to stay focused on what Jesus had taught. Paying attention involves the mind, body, and soul. A believer must focus on paying close attention and obeying what Jesus taught.
Challenge: On what are you focused? Paying attention is hard work. Listen closely to what Jesus is saying in His Word and be careful to do what He has instructed.