Hold On!

My son, give attention to my words;

Incline your ear to my sayings.

Do not let them depart from your eyes;

Keep them in the midst of your heart;


Proverbs 4: 20 & 21


Many times in life we drift away from what we know is right.  We drift away from things we were taught and we even drift away from things that we learned through life’s experiences; having said, “I’ll never do that again” or “That’s a lesson I’ll never forget”.  In chapter 4 of Proverbs, King Solomon uses terminology like: retain, do not forget, do not turn away from, take firm hold, do not let depart, in referring to wisdom.  In his great wisdom, Solomon knew that people were prone to forget or place aside or even ignore what they had just learned.

Although it may sound like a broken record, there is a reason that our preachers and Christian teachers repeatedly remind us to spend time in God’s Word and to spend time with Him in prayer.  These quiet times of study and prayer serve to not only feed us spiritually but to also refresh and remind us of things that we have already learned but have perhaps “misplaced”.

On a personal note, from time to time, I struggle spiritually.  Every spiritual struggle that I have gone through can be traced back to turning away from, departing from, letting go of, forgetting, the things that I know that I should be doing… not using the wisdom given to me.  Today, let’s end our devotion with a prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for the wisdom you have given us so freely.  We pray for more wisdom to help us to do the things you have called us to do.  Father, help us to always keep Your words of wisdom in our heart.  We pray in Jesus’ Name.



Reading for today: Proverbs 4