“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:7 NIV)
Solomon’s instructions to his son have endured for the benefit of all mankind. The real question is--are we listening?
We listen to everyone who has something to say for just about everything–we know the lyrics of songs that do nothing to honor women or promote respect for others; we listen to naysayers who refute and oppose everything God says; we listen to those who attempt to change God’s Word to support their fleshly desires that do nothing to benefit them or anyone else; we listen to the news media who seldom report anything good; we listen to family and friends who do not have a relationship with God and then they advise us; we listen to children telling us how unfair we are and give into their childish demands instead of parenting them; we listen–to just about everyone but The Lord.
If someone asks us what the Lord says about things–we stutter and stammer–trying to remember, but if someone asks us about an athlete or celebrity–we have a ready answer on our tongues. The real problem is–nothing the athletes or celebrities or anyone else has to say will pave the way into heaven–unless they are saying what the Lord says!
Getting into heaven is simple–we discover what The Lord says and do it. He has established a path for us and He is a shield for those who live right–according to His Word. Success on earth is guaranteed for those who hear what The Lord says. What does The Lord say? “If we keep His commands, then everything we put our hands to will have good success.” (Joshua 1:7,8) Love–the ultimate obedience to keeping His commands–Him and others–for if we do this–we would not sin against Him or others and especially not our own bodies.
What do you hear The Lord saying to you?