Proverbs 6:20-23 (NKJV) 20 My son, keep your father’s command, And do not forsake the law of your mother. 21 Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. 22 When you roam, they will lead you; When you sleep, they will keep you; And when you awake, they will speak with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
This is the introduction to the warning of adultery. Young man and woman who are now young adults are reminded not to forget the things that they learned from their father and mother, especially the things of God. The things that they have learned from their parents about right and wrong, and about God are very important. Young people are to keep them constantly in their thoughts and use them as a guide for their lives. The Word of God is for guidance, protection and instruction. We all should make the Word of God a very important part of our lives so that it will accompany and direct us wherever we go. We ought to keep the Word of God dear in our hearts. My friend, “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV). What we keep in our hearts is important. So, we are to be careful about the things that we listen to, we are to be careful about the things we learn, and we are to be careful about the things that we see. Because these are the things that we be kept in our hearts. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19 NKJV). We are certainly seeing this in the chaos throughout this country today. We are seeing the breakdown of morality and the evil in the hearts of anarchists and power-hungry politicians. We have certainly arrived at the day that Isaiah talked about when he said “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 NKJV). The lid has been taken off and evil people are expressing what is in their hearts – hatred, false witness, destruction, violence, theft, and blasphemy. Satan is playing the strings of evil in the hearts of many in the name of freedom and justice. Pandora’s box has been opened, and we are in a whole lot of trouble. My friend, the things that we keep dear in our hearts makes up the essence of a person. Don’t let the things of this world defile you. Keep the Word of God dear in your heart.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.