Proverbs 5: King James Bible
Pay Attention – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter five, Verses 1-2
1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
First thing that I notice in these two verses, is that without the former, we can’t do the latter. If we don’t:
- Attend to the Wisdom from the Lord
- bow our ears to God’s personal understanding of the same wisdom
then we’re not able to:
- have any kind of regard for discretion
- have knowledge pour from our lips
In other words, we’ll be indiscreet and speak empty words, foolishness, boasting and profane speech. It stands to reason that if we’re not mixing wisdom and understanding with words, then what comes out of our mouths is by definition unwise.
Considering that words make an impact on our lives in one way or another, this isn’t good for anyone to continue practicing. Speaking perversely is a true breach in your spirit. Just as a wall when it is breached can allow enemies to pass through, so it is with a breach of the spirit.
That topic will be coming up in greater detail in a future devotional of a future chapter.
Notice how personal the Father is getting with us in these verses. We’re addressed as “sons”, and are invited to attend HIS wisdom, and listen closely to HIS understanding. It’s all the Father being all inclusive without being a respecter of persons.
He has given us personal access to his wisdom and understanding. It’s best that we take advantage of his outstretched arm, knowing that we need all the help we can get from the Father, who’s always there to provide us with the things that can only come from him.
Related New Testament Scripture
1 Corinthians 7: King James Bible
35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
1 Timothy 4: King James Bible
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Romans 1: King James Bible
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 11: King James Bible
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
2 Corinthians 4: King James Bible
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
The knowledge that we extract from this world puffs up an d will one day be for naught. You knowledge goes deeper than anything that we can learn from natural means, and we ask that you grant us wisdom and understanding in order to comprehend as much as it is possible, through your Holy Spirit, your wonderful knowledge. And we ask this as we walk where you’ve prepared for us to walk, quicken us to always pay attention to your instruction, even as we walk through the storms of life. In the name of Christ Jesus the Lord we pray.
Have you ever looked back and noticed a time in your life where you would have benefited were you to pay attention to the Lord?