Paying Attention

Sunday, July 28, 2019
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People do some strange things when they aren't paying attention. Did you ever use conditioner as a moisturizer? Or hand cream as sunscreen? Did you ever spray shaving gel into the air, believing that it was air freshener?

Once, I used liquid soap as face moisturizer — but only once and by accident — honest! Did you ever slip and fall in a place that you travelled on a regular basis? Yes, that's me again. It resulted in this six-month travail with a broken arm.

These are silly mistakes made by real people, but only by mistake. We weren't paying attention to the job at hand.

Jeremiah 5:21 – Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear. (NIV)

I'm thinking of those who deny the truth of the Scriptures.

Galatians 3:1 – You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. (NIV)

Translation: How easy it is to close our minds to biblical truth. We are so accustomed to picking and choosing what we want to believe. To say that we want Jesus but take only part of Him is to crucify Him afresh. I say — pay attention, folks! Pay attention. Read and study for yourselves and find the whole truth.

Prayer: Lord, remind us to pay attention to the truth of the Christ, for it is real, and we have been mindless long enough. Amen.

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Sandycove Acres, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks, Brenda. This is so true.

    Yep to everything you said, Brenda.

    Very good Brenda! Amen and Amen!

    Brenda, thanks for this wakeup call! May we be alert to God’s direction today. Blessings.

    Your message is succinct and right on the point, as always. Thank you.

    Right on. As Francis Chan points out in his book Crazy Love, does “I will vomit you out of my mouth” sound like going to heaven? The lukewarm church must pay attention.

    Hello Brenda! So good to read your message via this media today. Thank you for sharing. Food for thought!
    God’s continual blessing to you,

    Good Sunday morning Brenda,
    Good devotional this morning, it is so easy to make mistakes isn’t it.
    We have to be on guard all the time, little mistakes as well as big ones.
    Thank you for those good words.

    Greetings Brenda,
    Thank you for this devotional expressing very pertinent thoughts. A good reminder that we must remember and follow the biblical word and teachings rather than the worldly thoughts, ideas and behaviour.
    Blessings to you for this all-important reminder.

    Yes, Brenda.
    Jesus Christ was crucified for you and for me and for all who will by faith accept his great free gift of salvation. Our prayer is for all who strive to make his salvation known.
    May his name be known for who he is the great I AM.

    HI Brenda,
    Thank you for sharing this important message. Yes, it is a slippery slope that any of us can slide down – to pick and choose what parts of the Bible we want to take into our hearts and not. Thank you for this important reminder of being vigilant and accepting the whole Truth of the Word of God into our hearts and our lives.

    Hi Brenda, I just HAD to respond to your message!!!
    I have spent some time at a ‘camp’. I have been challenged to look at the Scriptures from different perspectives. My biggest problem has been the fact that I feel strongly that everyone doesn’t automatically ‘go to heaven’ because they’re nice, hard-working or church going. To me, Christ wouldn’t have had to suffer and die if that was the case! Your devotional so encouraged me that I am not closing my mind to the Truth before me! Thank you SO much!!!!

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