Proverbs 4:21 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
21. Pro 4:21 - "Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart." A. Let them not depart from thine eyes; i. The them are Solomon's words of wisdom (Pro 4:20). ii. Depart v. - II. To go apart or away, with its derived senses. 5. intr. To go asunder; to part or separate from each other, to take leave of each other. iii. Solomon tells his son to not let his words depart from his eyes. a. The eyes can refer to the understanding (Eph 1:18). b. We must not let our understanding of the word of God slip (Heb 2:1). iv. But there is a more basic lesson here. a. If Solomon's words were not to depart from his son's eyes, then that indicates that they were written down, not merely spoken. b. It is through the written word, not oral tradition that God has chosen to make known His will to us. c. We must keep our eyes set on those words by reading them in our Bible regularly (Psa 119:148). B. keep them in the midst of thine heart. i. We must hide God's words in our hearts (Psa 119:11). ii. God's words should be kept in the midst of our hearts, not in the corner of it. a. Midst n. - 1. The middle point or part; the centre, middle. b. The heart is in the center of our person. c. Solomon is showing us implicitly that the word of God should be in the center of our lives.
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