Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God.
— We can have no aspirations unless we know what we lack, and we cannot properly cultivate our spiritual life unless we recognise the symptoms of its vitality or decay. A gardener would be failing in his duty if he did not notice the withering of a flower, which was only wanting more room in which to spread its roots. A mother would be justly blamed if she was too absorbed in making her child's dress for a coming party to notice the pale face and heavy eyes which fore told an illness demanding instant attention. Far heavier is the responsibility resting on us to consider our own condition.
(A. Rowland, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.