“If you want a long and satisfying life, closely follow my instructions” (Proverbs 3:2).
A famous children’s specialist declared, “When it comes to a serious illness, the child who has been taught to obey has four times the chance of recovery that the spoiled and undisciplined child has.”
Every parent should consider well the implications of that statement. We have all been taught that one of the Ten Commandments was for children to obey their parents.
But it is doubtful that many of us have ever considered that obedience might mean the difference between the saving or losing of a child’s life.
The hymnwriter who said that we should “trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus” well knew what he was saying. A “long and satisfying life” certainly would be synonymous with a “happy life.”
Many Christians have every intention of following God’s instructions – without ever really knowing what those instructions are. That is why it is supremely important for every believer to spend time in God’s Word, the book of instructions for Christians.
Are you one of those who truly want a long satisfying life? Then, are you willing to follow God’s instructions for your life? Are you willing to familiarize yourself thoroughly with His instructions so that you will have no difficulty knowing and following them?
Bible Reading: Proverbs 3:1-8
TODAY’S ACTION POINT: I will follow closely God’s instructions in order that I may live a long and satisfying life.