Proverbs4-20My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.Proverbs 4:20-22God’s Words are life to us.  Listen and keep them in our hearts.  Long ago..my Dad enjoyed eating the marrow from a chicken bone.  He explained to us that inner part of the bones is where the spirit of the chicken is.  I pictured God’s word being kept in our very bones.  God’s Word will be so deep in us that it is a part of the marrow of our bones.Are there, Thou Shalt Not’s in God’s Word?  The Shalt Not’s turn into Shalt Do’s and are motivated within the love of God that dwells marrow-deep inside our bones!  God loves me is not marrow deep until there are tears of understanding and joy and worship.I love the next verses and the verbs — Keep, Flow, Look, Ponder, Turn.  It is positive Keep your heart with all vigilance.  There is no ‘just this once’!  Picture the running living water coming fresh from the springs of life.  Jesus is the Life.  He provides the living water that keeps our hearts and souls fresh — in loving condition.What does God abhor?  Crooked speech and devious talk.  Put evil behind you and move forward – straight before you.  Yes. Be sure, very, very sure that the path where your feet walk is of the Lord.  Turn your foot away from evil.Where are you?  Where am I on this path of life?  Can you smile and sing and praise God?  Is your heart filled with remorse, guilt and blame?  That takes the song of love out of your life.  We make the choice which path to follow!  I choose Life.

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil. Proverbs 4:23-27