"we must pay much closer attention..."
and because that Son is so great and glorious a personage;
and because the subject which is addressed to us
is of such infinite importance to our welfare."
"we surely ought to give more abundant heed. This is the same word as is use in chapter 6:17,
'God being minded to shew more abundantly unto the heirs of the promise, the immutability of His Counsel.' In what God speaks and does, it is all with the desire to show us more abundantly, in full and overflowing measure, what the purpose of His heart is."
When God speaks,
we must listen.
In the incarnation,
His disciples were eye to eye,
nose to nose listening.
"...what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we have looked at and touched with our hands,
concerning the Word of Life."
(I John 1:1)
To neglect His Word
is to neglect listening
to God speaking.
Besides that, He also speaks to us in the natural world,
so we are without excuse:
"because that which is know about God is evident within them;
for God made it evident to them.
For since the creation of the world
His invisible attributes,
His eternal power
and divine nature,
have been clearly seen,
being understood through what has been made,
so they are without excuse."
"so that we do not drift away."