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If You Want the Blessings, Then It's Time to Take Notes (5 of 13)
Gerald D. Branch
June 28, 2009
Proverbs 3:1-12 (NIV)
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
A lot of students all over the country recently graduated,
and probably most offered up some kind of momentary ‘hooray'...
I'm done...I don't have to study any more.
I've given myself to the last four years (or more) of learning,
and now I'm ready to start living
my education has equipped me to go out and tackle the world.
I know I've been there myself...but once we get through the celebrating,
we start to realize as we go through life, instead of now ‘knowing it all,' we're still constantly learning.
So it's no wonder that God had Solomon write the words he did.
Here in Chapter 3, verse 1, he starts off saying, "Don't forget God's teaching."
Question: what's that really talking about?
does that mean that God's going to give us an exam...
an exam that once we take it, we can forget it and move on.
no...God's teac ...
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