My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.
Solomon warns his son to keep his words in his ears and eyes and heart. We must keep God’s word on the radar screen of our mind. Because of our sinful nature, we tend to forget, to lose track, to wander off after other things. We think that our time is our own, that our lives are for us to use as we want. We forget that we are servants of the Lord Jesus, that we are bought with a price and are called to do His will. Let us keep His Word and will always before us. This is not a hard service. Vs 22 reminds us that God’s words are life and health. Too often we believe Satan’s lie that real life is found in doing what we want, or in the real world of earning a living. But man does not live by bread alone – we live by the words that come out of God’s mouth. Not believing that is the root of sin.