20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
“God’s Recipe For Life & Health” – Part 4
We began in the three previous parts revealing the four ingredients given here for life and health. We must attend to God’s Word, give His Word our undivided attention, and we must look to His Word and not what we see in the natural. The fourth ingredient is found in verse 21. We must keep God’s Word in our heart. Another way to say this is we must guard our heart, for faith is of the heart and the devil will try to rob your heart of God’s Word. To guard our heart Jesus taught us in the parable of the sower three things that would rob our heart from God’s Word working in is. You must not harden your heart, which is done by living a carnal fleshly ruled life. Living ruled by the flesh will lead you to a sinful life that will harden your heart to the Word. We must be doers and not just hearers of the Word for one who is only a hearer has no root in themselves and is planting on rocky soil. We must also keep our affection set on God, not the world or the things of this world for those things become thorns and choke out the Word of God. Just like any recipe if we add all the ingredients the result is the same for anyone. The result will be life and health.