It Pays to Pay Attention

  Not everything you hear, see or read is worthwhile. But it is best to give it some attention before you dismiss it lest you dismiss something important. When you find out it amounts to nothing, you can set it aside. When you see it is important you should pay attention to it.

  Paul told his brethren "I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say" (First Corinthians 10: 15). Not everything these brethren heard and read was good. Paul assumed they were wise enough to discern. He spoke as an inspired apostle of Christ. Best they pay attention to what he said.

  We get so much advice from people who are not qualified to give it. When you hear from someone who has succeeded in the area where they give advice you will profit from paying attention. Many follow the advice of failures and repeat their mistakes. We do not know everything. Therefore, it is worthwhile to pay attention, following what is harmonious with the will of God, and brushing off the rest.