banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> Proverbs 4 Bible Study: Learn To Listen

this user is offline now  slink9
Send message

Subscribe



Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Goals, Plans, Hopes
  Life
  News & Politics
  Web, HTML, Tech

Archive:
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013

Who Gives Kudos:



 

  

Proverbs 4 Bible Study: Learn To Listen

A Look Inside

In the text for last month's lesson we introduced following God's leading to stay on the straight path and avoid worldly temptations. Today's scripture enforces those principles. Following the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives leads to good choices which in turn lead to a long, healthy life. As Christians, our lives extend beyond earth to an eternity in God's presence.

Break It Down

Teaching And Guidance

Proverbs 4:10,11 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

In verse 10 we are advised to listen and receive. Is it possible to receive something if we don't listen? Not likely. You could hear this week's sermon and quote verbatim what was said and what you are supposed to learn from it. When asked about it you give a "ho-hum" statement and the impression is that nothing was received from that sermon given by God to your pastor possibly for your direct benefit. On the flip side of that coin, you could brighten the lives of many if you excitedly respond that you have learned something and now are going forward to apply that lesson.

How does learning a proper method of listening prolong our lives? For that explanation let's explore the opposite. What will shorten life? Since these will vary greatly from one person to the next, you can come up with your own specific answers to this question. It is likely that you have heard advice to stay away from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other destructive elements, whether from your parents, a public service announcement in the local media, or even from your conscience (fed by the leading of the Holy Spirit). Listening to these messages and learning from them results in a tendency to try our best to avoid these temptations.

Do you hear from friends, "Oh man, that is some old fashioned thinking" or "Don't be bunk!"? When do you generally hear this? When you are attempting to avoid something that your conscience is indicating as a bad thing, most likely. You have heard the term "peer pressure." There is also positive peer pressure which can be created by a group of Christian friends. It is peer pressure to steer clear of those things that can corrupt your mind and body. Make a pact with your Christian friends to exhibit positive peer pressure on others.

To read the rest of this study go to http://voices.yahoo.com/proverbs-4-learn-listen-bible-study-kjv-veses-10-10793179.html?cat=34

Mood:
- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.