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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