KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 4:20-22. 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.
In our previous study we looked at the need to fight the good fight of faith when the need arises. In today’s study we would look further into some of the things to do so we would always win the battle for our perfect health.
Our key scripture teaches us how to keep our focus on the word. Remember that when one opens up to God’s word, it will help him or her to experience the ability of the word to give life and minister healing to every part of the body. (Proverbs 4:22)
There are a number of steps that we see in our key scripture, which would help us to take advantage of the life in the word.
Give attention to the word. Take some time off to reflect over the word.
The second step, is to incline or bow the ear to the word. This is an attitude of submission to God’s word. A total neglect of all other persuasions that oppose and contradict the effect of the word in our lives.
Let not the word depart from your eyes. In the moment of the fight of faith, keep your eyes on the promises of the scripture. You may do it as often as practicable.
The final point is to keep the promises of scripture in your heart. Believe what the word says. Expect to have it manifested in your life. . Keep it in the midst of your heart.
Now he comes in with a very important instruction in verse 23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life”. It implies, as you keep the promise in your heart don’t allow any other contrary word, expectation, anticipation or concern to occupy your heart. If you allow it would choke the word.
The Lord Jesus talked about this in the parable of the sower as follows. Mark 4:18, 19. He said the seed sown among thorns are the people who receive the word but as it grows, the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of riches and the lust of other things entering in choke the word. Keep your heart and don’t allow other things to get into you. Let the word have a free course in you.
The Lord said if this is done, the word would surely yield fruit, your healing would be certain.
God’s word is always the miracle seed for my healing. In all moments I would focus on the word and would not allow other thoughts to influence me.
Mark 4:18-19 “And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful”.
Psalms 119:11 ” Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin (be sick ) against thee”.(italics mine)