Proverbs 4:20 “My Son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.”
Possibly the greatest day of my life was reading this Scripture about 2 months after receiving Christ (1971) and FEELING THE IMPACT OF GOD saying to me ‘My Son’, unbelievable!
So many things demanding for our attention, so many books, newspapers, internet stuff, people, things to do, t.v., movies etc. YET the WORD must remain the highest claim on our attention. We cannot get distracted. His Word is our lamp, without it we lose direction. It is our food – without it we are weak. it is our sword. Without it we are defeated. It is our faith, without it we are doubtful.
The Apostles said ‘we will not forsake the Word &Prayer for management’. Incline, bow down, humble, get lower to hear & obey what the Spirit says to you. His sayings are the ‘rhema’ that guides us daily. The knowings we get inside.
Remember this was David talking to Solomon. Wisdom came out of worship & we are well-served to listen to our fathers. (Natured & spirited).