My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. (Proverbs 4:20 KJV)
Solomon gave a clear and specific instruction to one listening to him and said, “my son, attend to my words”. As I noted in Deshen Daily two days ago, these words were spoken and written by Solomon addressing someone in his day but they are clearly the words of the Father speaking to us today, sons or daughters. The Lord says, “attend to my words”. What does this mean?
The phrase “attend to my words” simply means to pay attention to His words. The Word of God demands our attention. The opposite of attention is distraction, and you sure get the meaning of what the Lord is saying here. Do not be distracted when it comes to His Word. How do you pay attention to His words? Imagine I told you to pay attention to what I am going to say because I will give you the instructions of where to find the one million dollars that has your name on it! Imagine what you will do. You will be very attentive to listen to the instructions. When you get them, you will probably memorize them or try to write them down so not to forget. Then you will follow the instructions to the letter so that you do not miss any step and claim your one million dollars.
Sadly enough, many of us do not pay attention to His Word as well as we would with the one million dollar example above. The Lord is asking us to pay attention to His word in our lives.
What does it mean to pay attention to God’s Word? In what ways can we be distracted from the Word?
APPLY THE WORD
Distraction is a spiritual ailment ravaging us today. We are distracted from reading or hearing the Word. Distracted from keeping or remembering it. Distracted from following what it says, etc. Beware of distraction and pay attention to His Word in your life.
Ask the Father to help you pay the attention that is due His Word.