DON'T DESPISE GODLY TEACHINGS
FRIDAY 11 MARCH 2022
In many chapters of the book of Proverbs, we find Solomon instructing his son or in all likelihood, his children (on account of many wives and concubines), to embrace the uncommon wisdom and knowledge being imparted to them through his acute wordings. In those days, it was a standard routine for fathers, custodians or godly guardians to address their children or those subjected to them using the "father-son" relationship as a legal phraseology.
Much more than this, it is uniformly important to note that Solomon's Proverbs represent general godly counsel, principles and practices which can also be likened to God's direct instruction to all His children. Keeping this in mind, we can easily notice sound preachers and Bible study teachers denoting the two personalities "father" and "my son" as God and His children respectively, while teaching or expounding the book of Proverbs.
Reference: Proverbs 3:1-4 New International Version (NIV) "My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favour and a good name in the sight of God and man."
Embracing God's Word and observing the ordinances of His command will add length to your days, years and peace to your life. No one can be well established by ignoring or forgetting God's Word, but those that keep His commands can never be uprooted. Simply put, in the way of those who observe the Word, there is prolonged and established life of peace; along their path is immortality.
Similarly, in Joshua chapter one, we find Joshua, through his persuasive speech in writing, emphasizing the need for faithful observance of the mosaic law revealed to Moses. He says, "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Joshua 1:7-8 NIV).
Beloved, when you let the Word of God dwell in your heart hugely, they become your divinely-inspired transformation with far-reaching lasting benefits, incapable of full expression. Therefore you must develop a personal longing for the Word and stretch out eager desires towards studying and meditating on it often. That way, you bind them around your neck and write them on the tablet of your heart. And what is the result to expect? You will win favour and obtain a good relevance in the sight of God and man. When you are highly favoured by God and man, there's no limit to your prosperity and good success.
Never ignore or take for granted, the divine teachings and realities that will universally propel you to higher ground and endorse your progress and spiritual advancement. The Bible says, "Understanding (spiritual insight) is a [refreshing and boundless] wellspring of life to those who have it..." (Proverbs 16:22 AMP). Throughout the Scriptures, you'll find carefully written representations of the finished work of Christ inspired by the Spirit of God. They are godly teachings, principles and practices, given to us by divine inspiration, and are useful for teaching us the truth, rebuking, correcting and training us in righteousness, so that we can be fully equipped for every good work (see 2 Timothy 3:15-17). Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Deuteronomy 6:6-12; Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 119:97-104; Romans 15:4.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father in heaven, I thank you for the godly teachings divinely inspired to established me in the position of advantage, favour and superiority. I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your Word is the perfection without limit. By observing it daily, I'm constantly transformed by its impactful revelation and I gain notable success by walking in the bestowment of the blessings it delivers to my life in Jesus' Name, Amen!