Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 3:1 NIV

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart” Proverbs 3:1 NIV

 

This is one of those chapters that I could easily write a book about. I’ve mentioned before that I start each day praying for my eight grandkids. These prayers invariably include some time praying for their parents, as well. When Solomon says to ‘keep my commands in your heart,’ he is referring to God’s commands, not Solomon’s. If I could wish one thing for my kids and their kids it would be this portion of Scripture. By focusing on God’s truth in their hearts and minds, Solomon tells us they will experience “length of days, long life, peace and find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.” What more could I want for my loved ones! The reason I’ve spent my life in ministry clearly has been to accumulate things and stuff. Obviously, that’s not true. The real reason is that I long to see others experience all that God has to offer. The things I desire for my family, the things that Solomon desired for his son, the great desire of God’s heart for all His creation is bound up in this chapter and throughout His word. I pray for it for my children and grandchildren. God went so far as to sacrifice His Son to give us this great gift. Today, grab hold of God’s word and live it out in your story. #BeTheEdge

 

“…I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” Jesus

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