Proverbs 4~day 4

October 4, 2010

In chapter 4, wisdom is supreme.  The words reiterate the previous chapters by helping us remember that God is in control and is our teacher.  "I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching." (v. 2)  In this chapter, this father tries to help his son develop a love for the best things in life- just as his father did for him.  This love for the best- and most of all for wisdom- begins with listening to your father's advice.  "My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.  Do not let them out of your sign, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body." (v. 20-22) 
Since it's now further in the book of Proverbs- and every chapter reflects the importance of keeping away from evil and on the right path- it makes me think that this is a very important matter not to be taken lightly.  It is written and told many different times so we understand and, perhaps more importantly, never forget.  In this world, there is so much evil: actions, words, people.. you name it.  And it is easy for one to stray off the perfect path that God has for us.  We need to stay strong in the Lord, remember his teachings and know He is in control.  He knows what is best (and not so good) for us.  Whether it be a friend, situation or job.

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