Proverbs 4:20-22 The video provides you clear insight into listening and seeing God’s teaching. Our response to living out God’s word through obedience and reverence for him. Lays for the foundation for the joy of our salvation. It through obedience that faith grows and love flourishes
Why does King Solomen tell us in this proverb? 1. He places great emphasis on listening and seeing God’s teaching. Why would he place such emphasis on seeing and listening to God’s word? Listening requires a conscious effort to process words and sentences. Seeing God’s word plays out in our lives daily. We see the pain on people’s faces when they have been lied to or cheated. Or see the joy when they have been rewarded for doing a good job. You have a part to play in responding to God’s call, staying on his paths, living wisely and thereby making something beautiful out of your life. Solomon was the wisest man in the world. He had learned from experience and shared that experience with you. In this passage we see four areas in particular that you need to watch if you want to enjoy victory over temptation:
What you think about
You can choose what you think about. The life you lead will flow from your heart. ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life’ (v.23). You are to fill your heart with good things – especially the words of God (vv.20–21). They bring ‘life’ and ‘health’ (v.22). Think about ‘things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy’ (Philippians 4:8).