Proverbs 4:20-22 God’s Words #138

Proverbs 4:23 is a verse many love and know, but today I am going to start a few verses prior to that in Proverbs 4:20-22 which says, My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.”

Isn’t that such a powerful verse? This is a Word from the Lord. He wants us to pay attention to him and his Word because his Word brings life and health! The Passion Translation of 4:21 says “fill your thoughts with my words until they penetrate deep into your spirit.” It doesn’t do good to just hear or read the Word of God. Whether you read the bible or something else, it’s important that you understand what you are reading, right?  It’s like James 1:23, “For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like..”  You need to make sure you do and obey what the Lord and His Word says. Don’t just glance at it and forget, but spend enough quality time in it that you understand it. And when you do? The Word of God will penetrate your heart.

Take time to listen to what God is saying to you. Not just through his Word, but through his voice too. Continue to fix your thoughts and mind on the Lord. Keep his Word close to your heart always. When you do, this will set you up to guard your heart because out of it flows the wellspring of life. Remember to spend time meditating on God’s Word because it brings healing, radiant health, and life to the very core of your being.

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19 Comments
  • Kate
    Posted at 08:36h, 13 June Reply

    YES!! Such a wonderful way to start off the week!

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 09:46h, 13 June Reply

    Wonderful advice, Caroline! Such a great thing to read on a Monday morning! God bless you. 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:53h, 13 June Reply

    I had a conversation with a friend yesterday who is reading through the Bible this year but she said this year, she’s really sitting in it – not “just reading’ – & it is SUCH a difference, isn’t it?

  • Kay
    Posted at 10:39h, 13 June Reply

    Great advice! So sad to me that so many Christians don’t take advantage of the Word and aren’t constantly in it and seeking God; they are missing out so greatly on wonderful healing and life!

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 10:45h, 13 June Reply

    Amen girl! Love this verse!

  • Shelly
    Posted at 11:28h, 13 June Reply

    I don’t know how many times I need to be reminded of this, but everything I need and all the answers I seek are in His Word! What a great verse to encompass that reminder!

  • Marie
    Posted at 14:32h, 13 June Reply

    Such life, love and joy in God’s word! So many skim through it never really feasting at all.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 14:39h, 13 June Reply

    Amen! What a great reminder of His Word!

  • De Bolton
    Posted at 14:39h, 13 June Reply

    Yes, my verses for this year are Proverbs 4:25-27Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. As I hide his word in my heart. Thank you for reminding me of my focus this year.

  • Csilla Muscan
    Posted at 15:40h, 13 June Reply

    What a great reminder as we kick off a new week! Thank you 🙂
    Csilla from http://www.csillamusiconline.com

  • Bobi Ann Allen
    Posted at 16:54h, 13 June Reply

    Taking time to listen requires an intentional choice. It is choosing to believe God will speak. Expecting God to speak opens our ears to hear.

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 17:46h, 13 June Reply

    The word is so powerful and true. I love that you guys explain the context of scripture when you write on it.

  • Allison
    Posted at 18:52h, 13 June Reply

    I can tell when I haven’t been in the Word enough…my heart, attitude and day reflect that!

  • Shontai Hill
    Posted at 20:36h, 13 June Reply

    Love this thank you so much for the reminder

  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 07:46h, 14 June Reply

    Listening and praying so hard this week. I’m looking to get out of this sadness of the country. I know we will persevere and that hate will not win.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 10:55h, 14 June Reply

    I love that verse also but have never heard it from the Passion Translation! Love that! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 04:13h, 15 June Reply

    It is easy to read but not let it sink it! You are so right. What a wonderful verse!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 23:25h, 15 June Reply

    I’ve been feeling the need to press into Him more and more friend. Keeping His Word close to my heart is an absolute necessity!

  • brianna
    Posted at 22:55h, 16 June Reply

    Love this verse. Definitely one to keep in mind not just in scripture, but God’s voice too.

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