Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
So [then], we [Christians] should pay closer attention to the things we have heard, so that we do not drift away from [believing and practicing] them.
Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],
And Jesus answered them, "Pay attention so that no one leads you astray [from the truth].
"But pay attention to yourselves, for people will turn you over to [Jewish] councils [i.e., for judgment] and you will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings for being loyal to me. [This will afford you an opportunity] for witnessing to them.
And He replied, "Pay attention, so that you are not led astray [from the truth]. For many [false teachers] will come, claiming to be me, and saying, 'I am [the Christ],' and 'The time is near.' [But] do not go after them.
For if God did not spare the natural branches [i.e., the Jews], He will not spare you [Gentiles] either.
1 Corinthians 10:12
So, the person who thinks he is standing firm [in the faith] should pay attention [to his life], so that he does not fall [away from God].
Therefore, I was angry with that generation of people and said, 'They always go astray in their hearts, and they did not understand my ways.'
For from within, out of people's hearts, proceed evil thoughts, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, extramarital affairs,
And my [i.e., God's] righteous person will [obtain] life by [his] faith [in God]. But if he turns back [from me], my soul is not pleased with him."
Pay careful attention so that you do not refuse [to hear] God when He speaks to you. [See verse 9]. For if those people [i.e., the Israelites] did not escape [judgment] when they refused [to hear] Him who warned them on earth [i.e., God speaking through Moses at Mount Sinai], how much less [likely] will we escape [judgment] if we reject Him who warns from heaven [i.e., Christ]?
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For those people themselves report on what kind of a reception we had from you, and how you people turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God.
[The world will be proven guilty] of sin for not believing in me.