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;
For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
Proverbs 4:20-22 (NKJV)
As I get older I realise more and more the sound advice my dad shared with me over the years. Whether it was regarding relationships or work or running a home, his advice and wisdom over the years has been invaluable as he has many years of experience to draw upon, and I know he has my best interest at heart.
When I read these verses I get a picture of a loving Father with his arm around his son and sharing with him advice that will enrich his life for years to come. God wants the very best for us, he wants us to be well and live a full, prosperous life in relationship with Him.
And the advice is simple - give attention to Gods word. Listen to it, read it and meditate on it till the supernatural seeds of his word are planted in our hearts. From it will spring a harvest of life and all that this stands for. We can reap the blessings of love, peace, joy and even health to our mortal bodies as the result of the power and truth of Gods word.
He is holding nothing back from us, and like any good Dad, wants us to thrive in life. Feed on his word this week and experience the life that He has promised to us.