Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lesson From Proverbs 4:20 - Be Wise With Your Ears - Restored August 12th, 2014





Proverbs 4:20
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.


Be Wise With Your Ears


Hooty has been selling televisions at the Who's Who Wiseshop.  He has informed me that they will be selling computers and other electronics as well.  The wonderful thing about computers is that they can be used for so many good things, but at the same  time they are not good  because they can be very dangerous.  There's so many ideas that are corrupted and contrary to what the bible teaches.  There are sin traps all over the internet.  The devil wants your mind and knows how to get it too.  God has warned us about sin and it's awful consequences and has given us clear instruction in His Word how to keep ourselves safe and what we need to protect ourselves.  In the Proverb verses that we are learning from there is one part I want us to pay attention to during this lesson.  

 Proverbs 4:20-  Son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

As children growing into what God wants you to be.  God has used Solomon to give you some wise advise.  Solomon is telling his Son to listen to him.  Listening means a few things.  Listen with your ears, listen with your heart and apply it to your life. Apply mean to put what you've listened too into action.  An example would be. If a dad said,  "Son make sure you get all of the trash into the trash can!"  The son would hear with his ears, he would think about it and then He would do it.  This would be the kind of listening God wants you to give Him.  The bible says in -

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

In this verse we are promised a blessing for listening to the Word of God.  He wants us to listen with our ears and with our heart and live what we have heard.  Here's another example for you.  If your dad said, "Son make sure to get all the trash into the trash can!"  then you walked away hearing with your ears but put it off and forgot about it.  Then you would be a forgetful hearer.  God wants to bless us young people, but he will only bless us if we listen.

There are things God wants us to listen to and there are things He does not want us listening too. He definitely wants you to listen to Him but does not want you listening to anybody who would teach you differently than what He's taught you in His Word.   

He doesn't want you listening to music that would fill your ears and heart  with things that will  impact how you live.  Every song has a message and that message can impact your life.   He doesn't want you listening to anyone who is teaching you to bow to an idol.  There are many false religions in the world with a message, but it is the wrong message to listen to.  He doesn't want you to listen to nasty dirty talk from other people and He defiantly don't want you laughing at it either.  Reading is a way of listening because it has a message for you.  Anything giving you a message that you know God hates, means you should hate it too. God doesn't want us listening to gossip because gossip hurts other people.  Even if it is true - God don't want us taking joy in others suffering.  God tells us if we get prideful we could fall into the same problems.

Young people we are living in a day that the world has become hard driven after our minds and our hearts.  Please be a good listener by listening to the right things and refusing anything contrary to what the bible teaches.

What you listen to can either bring a blessing to your life or a curse to your life.  God wants to bless you but in order to find his blessing you must first know him as your Savior, be committed to listen to his instruction for your life, by being a doer not a forgetful hearer. 


Prayer:

Father God, Teach us to be the kind of listeners that you want us to be.  Help us to avoid listening to anything that will harm our heart or our relationship with you. Give us wisdom how to react in situations that require hearing things we know are harmful.  Place your shield over our hearts this week as we go about living life for you. 

Invitation:

Lesson By:
Susan Y Nikitenko
February 1st, 2014

Lessons
Proverbs  4:20-27

20 son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

List Of Lessons From These Verses:

Be Wise With Your Ears -
Be Wise With Your Heart (Mind And Heart)
Be Wise With Your Mouth-
Be Wise With Your Eyes-
Be Wise Where You Go -
Be Wise In Your Habits -

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