Have you ever found yourself in a position where you’re frustrated at hearing the same thing over and over. Your teacher, pastor, boss, or other person repeats themselves again and again. At some point, you’re standing there thinking, “Yes, I’ve been doing this for 5 years now. I know. Yes, I know. Can we move on now?”
I’ve been there. And I’ve been frustrated with people who seem to think my memory gets regularly erased and they’re the ones responsible for re-programming me. But I’ve come to find that those things that I think are most cemented in my mind or habits, are most likely to be dropped from my lifestyle.
It’s when I pridefully assert that I’ve heard or done something enough that “I KNOW!” That is when I fail at the most rudimentary task or slight temptation.
Hebrews 2 says, “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.”
God knows us better than any other. He tells us to pay extra attention to what we have heard – not hear- HEARD. That means when God or his servant (secular or religious authority) repeats something- we should listen up. These things we think we know, we might be about to let slip.
I challenge you, listen to the command of God. Look carefully to what you have learned. Don’t get tired of truth even when it’s repeated. It’s what you think you know that you may find yourself in need of refreshment.