Hebrews 2:1-3a, NIV:  We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

A child sometimes may have trouble paying attention. “Look at me when I am talking to you,” the adult sternly says. But when the child is easily distracted, or drifts away into daydreams, it can be a major struggle to keep the child’s focus on the more important things. Consider how we as God’s children pay attention? On a scale from one to ten (ten being the best), how well do you think most of God’s children pay attention to Him? How well do you feel you pay attention to Him? “I’m talking to you,” He says, “but you do not hear me…” There are many things that distract us: the “cares and riches and pleasures of this life,” for example (Lk. 8:14). Consider how often the Lord has difficulty keeping our eyes on Him when we are constantly concerned with daily life, worries and cares, wants and ambitions. But we are encouraged to “pay careful attention.” Why? So that we “do not drift away.” It is in our distraction that we often forget that there are far more important matters than those that steal our attentions away from God.