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 3
As we have already shared in the first two parts of this teaching when we combine all the ingredients given in Proverbs 4:20-21 the result is life and health. The first two ingredients are attending to God’s Word, and giving His Word your undivided attention. The third is found in verse 21. You must look to God’s Word as well for He tells us the Word must not depart from our eyes. When Abraham was given a promise that Sarah would have a child she was barren and he was about 100 years old. In Romans 4:19 we find out that Abraham did not consider (focus on) his own body nor the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not look to what He saw in the natural. Believers do this all the time, focusing on and thinking about what they see in the natural. Hebrews 3:1 tells us to consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus Christ. You are to focus on Jesus and what He has done for you, not what you see in the natural realm. You do this by confessing what His Word says about you. So it is not only important to hear only what the Word says, but you must look to the Word also and not to what you see in the natural. This is God’s recipe for life and health.