“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
which you do well to heed
“Heed” has to do with the Christian’s seriousness toward Scripture. We want to mold and fashion our lives according to the Bible. We earnestly search the Scripture to apply its principles to our experience by faith.
“To heed” means literally to turn one’s mind to. It carries the idea of being in a continuous state of readiness to learn of any future danger, need, or error and respond appropriately. We need to keep on the lookout for or guard against neglecting God’s Word for our souls.
We need to guard our souls against neglecting God’s Word.
Since “heed” conveys the idea of paying attention to something or someone, to be alert or on notice, God wants us to pay close attention to the Word of God. If we do not occupy ourselves with and apply ourselves to God’s Word, it will not have the desired effect on our lives. Do we have devotion to the Word (1 Ti 4:13)?
Ac 16:14, “Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.”