Sunday, September 5
Hold On for Life
Proverbs 4:10-16; 6:20-28 Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many...
Read the complete passage
think about it.
What has the father (speaker) taught the son (4:11-12)? How will the son (we) benefit (4:10,12-13; 6:20-24)? What should be our approach to those who tempt us (4:14-15; 6:25-26)? What do you need to change if you're to resist or turn away from a frequent temptation?
As I look around in today's world, it seems like the value and importance of instruction is diminishing. We've fallen into this way of thinking that we know it all and we want to do what we want to do. So I found Proverbs 4:10-16 refreshing. It really highlights the importance and value of instruction. I particularly liked verse 13. "Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life." I say, "Amen to that!!" God's Word is our source of instruction. And, it is absolutely critical that we take it in, we consume it, and then put it into practice in our lives.
Now since you're part of P4, I know you're taking in God's Word. That's good and it's step one. So next let's consider: what can we do to make sure we're holding on and guarding this instruction and then living it out to the fullest? Tami W.
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