“Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life” (Provers 4:14).Text — Proverbs 4:11-14
“When all else fails, read the instruction,” Agnes Allen said. According to Cambridge English Dictionary, instruction means advice and information about how to do or use something, often written in a book or on the side of a container. Many brilliant students fail examinations because they don’t read instructions before answering questions. Motorists who disregard traffic signs, do that to their detriment. God’s holy book, the Bible contains instructions on how best we can live to please Him and enjoy His blessings. The Bible is considered outdated and irrelevant to the modern world and many youths, so they don’t read it- a dangerous trend!
Our text reveals many benefits we can derive from God’s Word. These include wisdom, understanding, knowledge, preservation from error, security from dangers, guidance, counsel and the sure path to eternal life. Instructions don’t only come from God’s Word or during examinations; they could also be given by our parents, community leaders or even the government. Instructions are meant to be obeyed. Obedience to directions leads to progress and peaceful co-existence in society. Disobedience to instructions leads to backwardness and unhappiness.
Instructions are meant to be obeyed
Obedience to instructions leads to progress.
Prayer for today
Lord, give me the grace to always obey your instructions.