Proverbs in 365 Devotions

January 29

Proverbs 3:1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,

The Relationship Between

Remembering, Loving

And Acting

Robin Aylor

I like to joke sometimes and say I have a great memory but its very short. Honestly though, I seem to forget a lot of things in life; like why I walked into a room or what I went to the grocery store for and what my Instagram password is.

Still yet, the things that are most important to me it seems I can hardly forget. I remember my best friends in life, the foods I’m allergic to, I remember to eat every day and sleep every night… I even remember many instructions for life my parents taught me growing up.

That’s what Solomon wanted his son’s to remember. Solomon was the wisest man on earth… and he had some gems to give his sons. Many are written down in these 31 proverbs. It just so happens that his words are also inspired by God himself so they are Gods words to all of us and not only Solomon's sons.

We should remember Gods words to us…

The second part of this verse says: 
“but let your heart keep my commandments”. God has always wanted a people who served him with joy from the heart. So we should not remember his words just as facts so we might pull out of our hat to use in some trivia game but because they are that important to us…

Things like:
We can always go to the Lord when we feel burdened down or stressed for any reason.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

God will never remove his love from his children.
Romans 8:38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

For believers everything no matter how difficult comes upon us for our good even when we can’t see how it could be possible… even unto death.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

When it comes to the Gods working in our life, he always finishes what he starts...
Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

If we don’t remember and keep Gods word from the heart it is just legalism… which is disobedience. God wants his children to live lives of great joy in him because we remember his word and follow him from the heart.