“My son, pay attention to what I say, listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.”
Do you remember getting the keys for the first time to drive, alone? Was that not the most exciting moment? That sense of freedom that came with driving that you could go where you needed to go all by yourself. Self reliance and no longer parent driven (literally.)
Yet with those keys came responsibility. The responsibility of obeying the law, driving with caution, honoring your parents rules about the car (who can get in or not get in) and even having to work in order to pay for the gas to drive the car. The keys, were important, without them the car would go nowhere. You could not move it out of your driveway.
Our spiritual life is like that as well. When we came to a place where we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we were given a set of keys. We stepped into a new vehicle and were given a new destination for where we were trying to arrive. Our plans were rerouted and our desires changed because of who He is in us.
In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon writes in the fourth chapter, “My son, pay attention to what I say, listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.” If Solomon was standing here before us, I think he would have a passion in sharing this. I do not think this would be just a sentence like we just read, but from the depths within in him he would convey it. Listen my friends – PAY ATTENTION – you don’t want to miss this, listen closely. Keep these things in front of you. They are important. Tattoo them, post them, repeat them, but like your social security number, don’t lose it. Why? Why you ask. They are life and health to your body. Selah.
“They are a key to life for those who find them; they bring health to the whole body.” Proverbs 4:22
This is exciting for me, I hope it is for you. I want to live a long time to see my children find the soul mate God has planned to come into their life, experience grandchildren and vacations with my hubby at the beach. These verses have my attention and it is not from the infomercials on television that make me think everything is the best product, but this comes from God’s Word. King Solomon, son of King David and Bathsheba, is about to lay out for us the keys (almost like a secret) to healthy living, a blessed life. Anyone besides me want to grab those keys and just jump in and go!
This series of blogs will focus on 4 keys to a blessed life. They are:
1) The Key of Right Thinking
2) The Key of Honesty
3) The Key of Godliness
4) The Key of Morals and Values
Get ready, friends, we are about to embark on a lesson that will “key” us up for finishing this journey well.