Christopher Chelpka

Incline Your Ear, Listen Diligently to Me

“Paying Attention in Worship”

John Muether, professor of church history and dean of libraries at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, writes in Tabletalk:

The stakes may be higher than we think. As distraction dulls our senses, it can lead even believers to indifference about heavenly matters. The book of Hebrews (which many commentators believe was originally a sermon) speaks powerfully to our digital age when it warns, “We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Heb. 2:1).

There is a lot to lose and a lot to gain. Isaiah 55, from which this post is titled, calls our attention to this as well.