Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 16, 2016

“Incline your ear to my sayings. … Keep them in the midst of your heart.”

Today’s devotion comes from Proverbs 4:20-27.

“20 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly ahead
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
26 Watch the path of your feet
And all your ways will be established.
27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left;
Turn your foot from evil.”    Proverbs 4:20-27.

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“…  Incline your ear to my sayings.  …  Keep them in the midst of your heart.”  Verses 20-21.

“22 For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.”  Verses 22-23.

Do we incline our ear to TV or internet or cell phone?

Or, do we incline our ear to God’s Word, the Bible?

Do we fill our heart with entertainment, news, and gossip?

Or, do we fill our heart with God’s words?

“You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good?  For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.  The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good;  and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.”  Matthew 12:34-35.

But, there is hope!

““For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”  Hebrews 8:10.

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