Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 7 - Treasure His Commands

Here's another chapter that is primarily a father's warnings to his son about the seductions of an immoral woman.  I think I covered all I really have on this subject on Day 5.  So my focus will be on the first few verses of this chapter and how I think they apply to all of us.  When I read these verses, I again take it as my Father God speaking to me.  Let's take a look at 
verses 1 - 4.  

"Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. Obey them and live! Guard my teachings as your most precious possession.  Tie them on your fingers as a reminder.  Write them deep within your heart.  Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family".(New Living Translation)

I have to ask myself, am I "always treasuring His commands and guarding them as my most precious possession?".  It reminds me that I need to remain true to what I believe about His commands.  Sometimes it's easy to let things slide to avoid confrontation or a little discomfort.  If I truly treasured His commands all the time, I wouldn't let that happen.  I don't know that I'm going to walk around with the word of God tied on my fingers, but I have had post-it-notes stuck here and there at times.  When I have done this, it does help me to keep His commands at the forefront of my mind.  I think in order to "write them deep within my heart", I need to meditate on His word and memorize passages.  This is a habit that I have let fall away over the years.  I think I will begin "writing" His word deep in my heart again.

What steps will you take today to treasure His commands?


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1 comment:

Decorating with Cents said...

"Guard my teachings as your most precious possession." Without these teachings we will have no true values in life... Thanks for sharing.