Proverbs in 365 Devotions

Proverbs 4:13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
 

Don't Let Go

Daniel Castor

Don't let go!!! This is often a line screamed out in movies when a character is faced with the situation to muscle up and hold on, or loose there grasp and plunge to there death. This is the picture that pops into my mind when I read this verse. We are not to hold onto instruction like a hand rail, only using it when we feel we need it; no, we are to hold onto instruction like it's our only hope for life... if we let go of it we head for certain destruction. We need to muscle up and hang on for dear life. It may be hard, and it may drain all of our energy, but if we hang on to instruction and let it shape our life, relief will come.