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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"Hear the instruction"

Proverbs 1: 1-12, 3: 21-24

"hear the instruction of your father"
(Proverbs 1:8)

To know wisdom and instruction
To perceive the words of understanding
To receive instruction of wisdom
To give careful thought

You must hear
to increase learning, to know
You must listen
to understand
You must be obedient

Verse 8 in Proverbs 1 says, "My son, hear the instruction of your father,..." but if you're earthly father is absent, then listen to another who has your best interest at heart.

One who is wise
who knows the wisdom of God
Who follows in His footsteps
Who trusts in Him
Who puts His hope and faith in Him

Do not give in
Do not become enticed by others who look for ways you might fall into a pit and not climb out.

Do not falter at the gate thinking it is better on the other side.

Life here and now and life to come is what you make of it, and with God at the center of your life, He will enable you to be all you are meant to be. But without Him, there is only you, and that is not enough.

"Keep sound wisdom and discretion; ... Then you will walk safely in your way, And your foot will not stumble. When you lie down you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet." (Proverbs 3: 21, 23-24)

Lord, give us ears to hear advice
from loved ones wise and humble,
So when life's challenges appear
We will not have to stumble.
-- David Sper, Our Daily Bread

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6