I am often criticised for giving too much emphasis to the Word of God, to Scripture, to the Bible, whatever you want to call it.
My opinion is that we cannot put enough emphasis on the Word of God, especially when we read these few verses in Proverbs.
We are told to attend to the words of God; that means to hearken to or hear the words of God.
We are told to incline our ear to His sayings, that means tune in to what the Lord has to say rather than all the other stuff we have the opportunity to focus on.
This is clearly talking about the Scriptures or the Bible, as we are told in the next verse not to let these depart from our eyes.
His words and sayings spoken of in verse 20 clearly mean Scripture when we read them along with verse 21.
This has to mean the Scriptures; where else would we be able to see His words and sayings?
We are to keep looking at His words and sayings, thus keeping them in our hearts (or our mind).
So why is this so important?
Well, read verse 22 to find out!
If we read (and study and meditate upon) and think upon His words and sayings, then we will see life and health manifest.
Now, I don’t know about you but I want life (goodness and abundance) and health manifest in myself, in my family and in my fellowship.
So I for one will always put a great emphasis on the Word of God as long as I have breath in my body!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can choose to attend to your words and incline my ears to your sayings through the Bible”.
Proverbs 4 v 20 to 22…..My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thin heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh