“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” (Heb. 2:1)
Tom Amberry is probably not a name that you recognize, but he put his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 when, as a 71 year old foot doctor, he set a world record by shooting and making 2,750 free throws in a row! He would have gotten more but they had to close the gym for the night.
What is his secret? When questioned, he replied, “Concentration!” He went on to say, “You have to perfect all parts of your technique; then it’s just focus and concentration. You have to put all other thoughts out of your mind.”
He’d bounce the ball three times, focus, shoot…and swish!
The writer of Hebrews has something like this in mind when he warns us to “give more earnest head” to the words of Christ. Satan is always trying to distract us and steal our focus away from Jesus and His Word because it is when we get our eyes on other things that we begin drifting from Him.
Today, Satan will throw 10001 things at you hoping to get you off balance, spiritually. Don’t fall for it. Keep your eyes on Jesus and don’t lose your focus.