Pay attention to the tension in your body. Let go of it and any expectations to do anything other than God’s will today. Prepare yourself to hear God’s word.
3 My child, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments;
2 for length of days and years of life
and abundant welfare they will give you.
3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good repute
in the sight of God and of people.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be a healing for your flesh
and a refreshment for your body.
9 Honor the Lord with your substance
and with the first fruits of all your produce;
10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
11 My child, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves the one he loves,
as a father the son in whom he delights.
Have your parents ever told you to remember what they taught you? Most people would automatically have flashbacks to these words or similar ones. And the minute your parents would say this you remembered those teachings. Why did you remember those teachings? Most of us remember them because they kept us out of trouble.
Proverbs 3:1-12 is an encouraging scripture to us as children of God. This scripture starts out telling us to remember what we were taught. If we remember what we were taught the lessons will lead us to a long, healthy, and prosperous life. The author of the text points out the reward of remembering the teachings of the Lord.
The rest of the text goes on encouraging us the reader. You see ladies and gentlemen when we read and study the word of God we begin to learn his teachings. The teachings of the Lord help us navigate through this thing called life. The teachings of the Lord will allow us to recognize that we are not alone in this life. We learn that God will never leave us nor will he forsake us. The teachings of the Lord are teachings of love and encouragement! So I ask you do you know the teachings of the Lord, to make it through this thing called life?
Dear God thank you for your word today. Thank you for your teachings. Grant us the knowledge and wisdom to apply your teachings to our daily living correctly. We ask these things in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
Go with God!