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 2
As we began yesterday sharing God’s recipe for life and health we found the first ingredient was to attend to the Word of God. Especially the epistles where we find out who we are, what we have, and what we can do in Christ. The second ingredient is also found in verse 20. You must give your undivided attention to the Word of God. This is what inclining your ear means. It is not enough just to hear the Word, you must turn away from hearing other things that are contrary to the Word. As 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us, we must cast down every thought and reasoning that goes contrary to the Word of God. If we do not deal with these other thoughts we become double minded, and we will receive nothing from the Lord. So learn to give your undivided attention to God’s Word by getting rid of other influences contrary to the Word of God and you are on your way to life and health.