Committing God’s Word to Memory – Reflection on Proverbs 7:1

Proverbs 7:1, My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you.

Today’s Gospel

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you. - Proverbs 7:1


God says, “Walking in God’s way is not about observing rules on the surface. Rather, it means that when you’re faced with a matter, first of all, you view it as a circumstance that has been arranged by God, a responsibility bestowed on you by Him, or something that He has entrusted to you, and that when you’re facing this matter, you should even view it as a trial from God. When facing this matter, you must have a standard, you must think that it has come from God. You must think about how to deal with this matter such that you can fulfill your responsibility, and be faithful to God; how to do it and not infuriate God, or offend His disposition. … There are often those who believe that the matters which aren’t paid much heed by people, the matters that aren’t usually mentioned—these are merely minor trifles, and they don’t have anything to do with putting truth into practice. When these people are faced with just such a matter, they don’t give it much thought and let it slide. But in actual fact, this matter is a lesson for which you should be studying, a lesson on how to fear God, on how to shun evil. Moreover, what you should be even more concerned about is knowing what God is doing when this matter arises to face you. God is right at your side, observing every one of your words and deeds, observing your actions, your mind changes—this is God’s work.

God’s words are well put. No matter what we encounter, whether it is a big matter or a small matter, it is meticulously arranged by God. God is watching us whether we follow the way of fearing God and shunning evil. As a believer of God, the most fundamental step is to act according to God’s words, seek His will in all things but not to follow our own will. This is what a qualified Christian should do.

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