#5715 – In Every Part

Good morning people who engage your whole being in the pursuit of God.

Proverbs 4:20-22 MEV My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their body.

There is no such thing as a segmented or compartmentalised Christian. Well, there is, but there shouldn’t be. When we are saved and born again, we literally become a new creation where the old has passed away and all things become new. Hallelujah!

I love how the writer of these proverbs specially mentions our ears, our eyes, our heart, and then all of our body. It reminds me of 1 Corinthians 12 which talks about one body with many members or parts. This is the truth of our spiritual life too; we are fully saved into Jesus Christ as a whole that is made up of many parts. I declare: All for Jesus!

The above scripture encourages us as children of God to attend to God’s words; to incline our ear to wisdom’s sayings. There is a leaning in and a tuning in that is contained in the word incline. There is intentionality and pursuit to the one who gains wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

Then we are instructed to not let the words of God depart from our eyes. The eye gate is very important. What we behold we become, and it is time to behold the words of God more. Saturation on truth, including in what enters our eyes, is an imperative reality for a maturing son and daughter of God.

Finally, we are told to keep God’s words of wisdom in our heart. This is the central and very core part of our being. This is deep down in our DNA. God’s Word is not simply for information or even instruction, but much more, it is for full transformation; being changed fully into the image and likeness of our God and Saviour.

When God becomes our priority and His truth and wisdom is our pursuit, it will affect our whole being and release life into every part. God is so wonderfully good and so very kind!

When was the last time you spent one hour saturating in God’s Word?

May His Word be nourishment to our spirit, soul and body.