Proverbs 7 6-7-18

Tyranny of the urgent–we all fight it. But, there is one thing that IS urgent for which we must fight: Being obedient to Christ.

Proverbs 7:2-3 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. [3] Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Doing everything we can to make His commands the highest priority in our lives is vital to our success in being faithful followers of Christ. It’s our best way to experience His love, joy, peace, and grace.

Arranging our schedules to include time with the family of God is important, as important as a daily walk with God–but in a different way. The Spirit is unique in all of us (our personality blending together with His personality), and in order to experience more of Christ, we must be around other Christians. It’s one of the ways He reveals Himself to us. Church, Sunday School, Bible studies, choir, prayer meetings, and fellowships all play an important role in our lives.

The man in chapter 7 had a habit of going to the wrong places. Let’s not be him. Let’s go where God’s people are and enjoy His Presence with and through them.

One more thing: If work keeps us from church, then we ask the LORD to alter our circumstances so that we CAN spend time with other Christians. Who knows? He may provide another job or even another place to worship–or, He may leave us right where we are until all He has for us is accomplished. We must listen to His Spirit and be obedient to His commands. That’s what it’s all about.

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. [25] Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 3:12-13 See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. [13] But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

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