Proverbs 8:32-36 Do You Love Your Father God?
32 “Now then, sons, listen to me, For blessed are those who keep my ways.33 Listen to instruction and be wise, And do not neglect it. 34 Blessed is the person who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. 35 For one who finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord. 36 But one who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.”
There are many people who say they believe in God, but not really do everything His word says, scripture calls this double-minded. Proverbs 8:32-36 say listen and obey the Father, your life will be a blessing, keep your eyes on the kingdom of heaven, you will have God’s grace and the reward of will be your, or otherwise death is what disobedience a child gets. Is this Bible passage the gospel in a nutshell, the Father is saying , do as I do if you love me and if you truly love yourself , and you will have way more in the life you live. It took me a long time to understand trying to be a follower of the Lord and still trying to do life my own stubborn way, go me know where, with more surrender to the Lord, the more I have a meaningful relationship with Father God. The Lord God, bless all of His creation, all of humanity receives blessings in many ways, some physical like air to breath, food to eat, family and friends to be loved and to give love back, but spiritual blessings owant seems like fun, but health damage happens even with a good diet and exercise is a treat here or there will cause damage. Driving real fast, to feel a good breeze in your hair is nice, or the excitement of traveling very fast is a lot of fun, but one little mistake, one slip up will make a horrible accident and can be deadly. Traffic laws are made to keep people on the highways and road safe, not only are adults driving vehicles, but our family and friends travel in the very same vehicle, if a car crashes, anyone inside will get hurt, or die. So traffic laws are beneficial when obeyed. God’s word is the same, He doesn’t want a restricted life, He wants you to have blessed life and your life to be a blessing to all around you and even way more to the Lord who made you and I. I know many m people who say they believe in God, but really don’t do all He says, they have doubts about this or that, their life has conflict with others or with themselves. They might be worried about who is in charge of the government, or what is in the medicine they take or who is talking about them, or who might hurt them, does that sound like a blessed life? The word favor in Proverbs 8:35 that is say something a person can obtain from God, has the same meaning as grace, that mean the Lord cherish you, but He already did, cause He made you and I out of a desire to be loved and worship by us, but when you obey the Father’s God word, you will receive much more grace, much more blessings and be much of a joy in the heart of Father God. Suicide is something Christians and non-Christians are against, there are suicide telephone hotlines to call, for someone who feels life is just too painful to keep living, there supportline for all group who feel suicidal , like for the military, but the word of God is His way of saying, Hey I love you, My word, My ways, My directions, My love is the true meaning of life, listen and follow my wisdom and blessings and more blessings will your life will mean to Me and way more to yourself. I have seen and heard tv and radio commercials that say, loving yourself is very important and that is true, but the best way to love yourself is to love your God your Creator way more than anyone even yourself. God bless you all, the Lord loves you and so do I, Samuel J Head.
Ephesians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons and daughters through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, with which He favored us in the Beloved.