Mark 4:24 Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.

God’s word is singlehandedly the most important thing ever. When we’re at church or listening online, it’s important to pay attention to what’s being said and minimize distractions.

Some distractions include, our phones, people watching, and sleeping. These distractions appeal to our flesh and they’re sent to distract us from hearing God’s word and any revelation we get through the Holy Spirit.

The message could be about love, but the Holy Spirit could be speaking to us about another subject. He could be giving us strategies to solve a problem at work or what we need to do to get rid of that pain in our back. If we’re distracted with other things, we won’t hear what’s important.

Let’s do our best to pay attention to God’s word and limit outside distractions.