God loves us so much that he has given us everything we need to be healthy, happy and prosperous. His gave us 66 books of pure wisdom for right and healthy living. Today, I want to focus on a certain section of scripture that allows us to have a long and healthy life physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Proverbs 4:20-22 tells us exactly how to obtain life and become healthy in our whole being. Our whole being includes more than just our flesh. It includes our spiritual and mental health also. See Yahweh Elohim is in the business of making a person whole – inside and outside. He’s not just concern with your physical health because he knows that the body will return to the ground one day. He’s not just concern with your finances because he owns everything we see and it is nothing for him to provide for us. He’s concern about you as an individual, about your physical, mental, and spiritual well being.
Four Keys to Life and Health
Proverbs tell us there are four keys to follow in order to live long and benefit a healthy life. The speaker starts with addressing his son. Then he tells him the four keys to obtain life and health.
- Pay attention to what I am saying.
- Incline your ear to my words.
- Don’t let them (my words) out of your sight.
- Keep them (my words) deep in your heart.
For they are life to those who find them and health to their whole being.
1. Pay attention to what I am saying.
He begins by telling his son to pay attention to what he is saying. This wasn’t just another lesson to learn. This was a very important lesson that needed his immediate consideration. This lesson offered what every man craved – long life and total health in his body, mind, and spirit.
2. Incline your ear to my words.
He wanted his son to know just how important this lesson was so he told him to stretch his ear toward him so he could listen carefully. He wanted him to come close to him, to physically bow his ear down to him to listen. He wanted him to mentally prepare himself to receive more divine revelation.
3. Don’t let them (my words) out of your sight.
What words was he talking about? The words that he had been giving him up to this point and the words that he was going to give him. He taught him how to live holy, what type of people to surround himself with, how to prosper in an ethical manner, who Yahweh Elohim was and how to serve him, and a host of other things.
Whatever problem you have the Bible has a solution for it. If you can’t find it just ask God to show you and he will. Once you have the proper scriptures you need for your problem don’t let them out of your sight. Keep them before you by reading them several times a day. God tells us to meditate on his words day and night. God tells you to constantly repeat his words to yourself day and night. This is what he means when he says to meditate.
4. Keep them (my words) deep in your heart.
The speaker warns his son to not only to keep his words in his sight, but to keep his words deep in his heart. He knew that once his words got into the heart, they would spring out life. That is why he tells him to guard his heart above everything else “for it is the source of life’s consequences.” He wanted his son’s life to have good things in it. The only way to do this was to remember the words he spoke to him and to let them live in his heart. God tells us that as a man thinks in his heart so is he.
So the question today is: What is in your heart? Is it words of foolishness and doubt? Or is it words of life and hope? Do you meditate on God’s words or someone else’s words? Do you constantly keep God’s words before you or someone else’s words?
Today, let us choose to obtain life and health for our whole being.
Our Heavenly Father, who is in heaven,
Lead us to the right scriptures for our situations. Then help us to be diligent in meditating on them day and night so that they will become a part of us and flow out of our hearts. Thank you for your help today.
In Yeshua the Messiah’s name, Amen.
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:20-23 KJV)
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” (Proverbs 23:7 KJV)
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8 KJV)