Making Decisions From Proverbs Chapter 3 (Part 1)
“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee”
There are a few things that this verse of scripture reminds us as we read.
- This advice is coming from someone who has either been there and done that; or just so happen to see someone go there and do it. “My son, forget not my law;” Either way this teacher is warning the student to NOT forget the law. We are reminded about the peace that God’s law brings. Psalms 119:165 “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” You will either love God’s law or hate it. This teacher warns about getting away from it.
- This advice is coming from a heart that has followed the pattern and know that it works. “but let thine heart keep my commandments:” A person that has no vested interest in God’s Word or His law will never tell another person to follow it. That’s like a doctor telling a lawyer to be a plumber. He has no vested interest in that profession. We see that this teacher has lived this life and instructing the student to keep the commandments.
- This advice is coming from a heart that has reaped the reward of following it. When a person has been successful and they know that it has been from the Lord, they will begin to share this success with others. When I got a good job, I wanted to be a blessing to others. I invited others to come and work for me. It was their choice to or not to work for me but there was that choice.
Today as you walk with the Lord, remember that someone is teaching, someone is learning and there is always a class clown. Which one are you? Making the right decision is very important, I hope that you make good decisions today. We will cover more bible texts about making good decisions in tomorrow’s devotional. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.