20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22 (KJV)
These words are straight from the Father’s heart. Often, the Lord will speak to us and we will nod our heads in agreement but in all truth, either we are not listening or our minds are already made up. Imagine as a child or an adult even; and your parent is saying “listen to me” and we turn our head and go on as if nothing was said…usually to our own hurt.
Well, God is telling us the importance of his Word in our lives. He is telling us to listen. He said that we are to put and keep His Word placed in front of our eyes and in our heart. There’s a reason for this importance. The scripture above is telling us that the Word of God is life and health for us.
However, for us to experience these benefits, we must give attention to the Word and hold it in a place of importance. If the Word is to be life to us then we must find the scriptures that refer to those things that bring and increase life and livelihood.
Whatever concerns our lives, God’s Word has an answer for it. It is not enough to try to remember what someone told us about God and His Word…we have to spend time in it for ourselves. Also, it is not enough to try to remember what we may have read in the Bible because it is alive and is as effective as we allow by giving attention to it daily!
It is not enough to try to remember what we ate for breakfast when our body is hungry for food. The only thing that will satisfy that desire is more food. Likewise, we need a daily dose of the Word of God to satisfy our need for spiritual, physical, and natural nutrition.
Jesus said, “It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Luke 4:4). Our very life and every element in it are based upon adherence to God’s Word! We can go to the Bible and find help and answers for everything we face in life. When we do, we can find how to eat when hungry, get healed when sick, be set free when bound, and any and every other thing we may face.
The Bible tells us that in the scriptures God has given us all things that pertain to our lives and livelihood by way of the promises that are found in His Word (2 Peter 1:3-8). We do not have to come up short—all we have to do is “attend” to the Father’s Words.
What say you?
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