focus on what I can’t see
one treasure at a time
Ever watched a child when she is focused? She can spend hours in her pursuit of looking for a special shell or picking the perfect flower. As we are studying Greek and Hebrew, we see the significance of one or two words where before they merged into a sentance or paragraph.
Consider this treasure:
“therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” Hebrews 2:1
be attentive – heed
The Greek for hearing is akouo another meaning implies obedience.
This short passage emphasizes the need to be (very) attentive and obedient.
It is our attention to the Word of God and obedience to it that keeps us from drifting off.
When we are inattentive that drifting may not be as subtle as we think. The Hebrew and Greek implies a water course. Through neglect, we can be pulled into the sea of of wrong doing.
As I watched this little girl selecting her sea treasures, I was mindful of what I was taught as a child: “be mindful of the sea.” I was ready to make a dash for her if a rogue wave approached.
Are we mindful of the “rogue waves” in our lives that attempt to take us the wrong way?
Ah– like the child seeking God’s treasures of the sea, let us look deep into His Word for this very search will draw us closer to his side and further from the (slippery) deception of this world.