Attentiveness Among Folly & Distraction

June 24, 2018 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Stand Alone

Passage: Proverbs 4:1, 13 & 20-27

Memory Verse for the Week: Proverbs 4:23 (ESV)

"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life."

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Why do we believe that we were created for attentiveness, toward the LORD our Maker and toward our neighbor?

What does it look like to live inattentively?


How has Jesus worked to rescue us from our departures from God (guilt) and to recover us to be faithful and focused?


1. Worship the LORD that He sees, that He is attentive and perfectly knowledgeable of all things and all people (including you). Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He attends to you.

2. How have you lived without focus upon the Lord and overcome by distractions? Confess your lack of discipline and attention to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to capture your heart with His gaze upon you.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His dazzling work to save distracted people like us. Thank Him for perfectly attending to the Father (as we should have), giving us His record, all while He perfectly attended to you in your sin.

4. Who do you know that lives in an undisciplined or unfocused way? Pray for them, asking the LORD to help them, and to give you wisdom in how to engage them for Christ.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you the fruit of faithfulness and self control. Pray that He would help you to grow in your attentiveness to the LORD and to defend you against distractions.

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