Sometimes you hear something so often that you tune it out. Such is often the case with announcements made at church services. This was evident on a Sunday morning when the announcement maker made the customary appeal to silence all cell phones for the worship service, and then ten minutes later an Amber Alert came out. The Amber Alert revealed who wasn’t paying attention during the announcements or thought that it didn’t apply. Oops!
Does that ever happen in other parts of our lives, including in our walk as a Christian? How often do we read or hear things that we need to do (teach, encourage, worship, study, pray, etc.) and we just let the words pass us by, or how often do we read or hear things that we must not do (lie, hate, gossip, curse, covet, etc.) and we just let those words pass us by? Friend, “it is high time to awake out of sleep” (Rom. 13:11). Moses’ words still ring true today, “But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out” (Num. 32:23).