Today's Proverb has a lot to do with LISTENING. It reminds me of a truth that I heard while in Bible College: God gave you two ears and one mouth because He wants you to listen twice as much.
Solomon starts off in verse one admonishing the reader to listen with purpose - "attend to know". How many times have we sat in a church service, listened to the preacher preach, but not heard anything? Many people have this idea that just showing up is good enough. But the fact of the matter is, we need to purpose in our heart to not just listen, but hear what is being said.
In verse 3, I have this thought written next to it in my Bible - I was once where you were, but you were never where I am. Experience, when used properly, can be such a great teacher. But too often times, those who are younger do not and will not take advantage of it.
A final thought is something that I once heard another preacher say, in regards to the phrase "know not" from verse 19. His thought was, "Wrong information produces wrong thinking, which produces wrong action." What a great principle for all of us to take to heart.
What spoke to you today from Proverbs 4?