Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hebrews 2:1-4

Hebrews 2:1-4
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  2 We must give our full attention to what we were told, so that we won’t drift away. 2 The message spoken by angels proved to be true, and all who disobeyed or rejected it were punished as they deserved. 3 So if we refuse this great way of being saved, how can we hope to escape? The Lord himself was the first to tell about it, and people who heard the message proved to us that it was true. 4 God himself showed that his message was true by working all kinds of powerful miracles and wonders. He also gave his Holy Spirit to anyone he chose to.


  Think of your peripheral vision.  When you're moving forward, these are the things that appear to the side, often as distractions.  When you think of your primary goals in life, most other things get pushed to the periphery, for good or bad.  Some people are so driven by career goals that they push family and friends to the side.  Others are so focused on serving others they forget to care for themselves.  We all have things we're moving towards, by design or not, designated by how we spend our time and energy.
  The danger is that our spiritual life becomes something that gets pushed toward the periphery, often because we're just preoccupied with other things in life.  Our focus on God drifts towards something else, and pretty soon our relationship with Christ is one thing among many, dancing towards the side of our field of vision.
  So may we wisely choose, each morning, how best to focus ourselves, making it a priority to give full attention to God, so that our peripheral vision is filled with things that matter less, while the big things in life are kept before us.

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