Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
Paying Attention to Your Christianity
Paying attention to how your Christian life is going is important. As things in this world get more and more debased, we need to pay closer attention to what is being taught. That is because the heart and mind can easily be drawn off course. In the book, Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian, more than once, got off the Celestial Pathway for one reason or another. Most of the time, it was because he failed to heed Evangelist’s instructions. He let some things slip in his life and listened to other people, like Mr. Civility, Mr. Worldly Wiseman, and others.
An Urgency to Living Right
When we give earnest heed to something, we make it a priority in our life. Earnest means that it is urgent, it needs to happen now and cannot be put off. It takes an urgency to live right. There is often just a short time from when a temptation is presented and a decision is made to move toward sin. You need to be paying attention so that you are not drawn away by your own lusts, that reside in your heart. When you let something slip, it means you lose traction, you lose stability. When we let Bible teaching and doctrine slip out of our heart and mind, we are letting our walk with God slip. That is why we need to be in church regularly, read our Bible each day, and put good, godly thoughts in our mind all day long. Make sure you are paying attention to your Christianity today. If you don’t, eventually, you are getting out of the race.