Hello Steemians for today.We will be reading from the book of Proverbs 4.Lets get started
Proverbs 4 :1-9
4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
4:3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
King Solomon is seen here recounting how his father(King David)advised him on the merits of getting wisdom and understanding.His Father strongly influenced his decision to seek for this qualities from God.
Proverbs 4 :9-19
4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
King David’s words to his son Solomon advising him that if he listened and lived by the instructions that was given to him.Then he would not meet an unpleasant unexpected end like those who end up trapped in the holes they ignorantly dug up for themselves.
Proverbs 4 :20-27
4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Their are many distractions around us some of them deadly but by applying mindfulness there is no way we will lose focus.
It’s easy for someone to get into an accident when their mind is all over the place.But when our focus is 100% our reaction time to impending accidents would be swift saving life and limb.
He also speaks on guarding our tongue that is to always be conscious of our spoken words.Doing this will save us from condemning ourselves with our own mouth.
Thanks for reading yet another post on the book of Proverbs.If you got an insight on the post,i would love to hear about it in the comment section below.Stay tuned for more awesome blogposts.Cheers