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Importance Of Instruction

Key Verse

“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 The Bible is considered outdated and irrelevant to the modern world and many youths, so they don’t read it- a dangerous trend!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.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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