Every airplane flight begins with instructions from the flight attendants about safety equipment and procedures. While they are delivering this potentially life-saving message, people are shuffling papers, reading books, and talking to their neighbors. Very few pay attention. Some have heard it so many times that they could give the speech. Others really don’t think anything bad will happen. Some feel the result of a crash will be the same whether or not the seatbelt is “low and tight around your waist.”
Sometimes we, too, fail to pay attention to vital information. We don’t care, we don’t think bad things will happen, and/or we don’t think the information will help. God has given us His Word with critical information to know and apply. Life will have its turbulence and dangerous moments; the truth of God will see us through the difficult and frightening events.
Psalm 19:11 speaks of the commands of God’s Word: “By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” We can easily become distracted or disinterested in God’s truth. We do so at our own peril. Make God’s Word a priority in your life, work and in ministry.