Book: Proverbs 7
“Obey my commands and live. Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes.”
If a person really wants to live, maximize their life, be all that they were designed to be, there is only one way and that is to follow God’s instructions and have a personal relationship with Him. Anything less than that falls short of living. If you really want this then God’s wisdom will be so important to you that you will protect it just as you would your eyes.
If something like sand or dirt came flying at your eyes you would quickly close them and even lift your hand up to your face to protect them. You would probably turn your face away from whatever direction the attack was coming from and try to move to a safe place. Why, because you do not want your eyesight to be lost.
God’s instructions are the same, you do not want to lose the importance of it in your daily life so you keep focused on it. You do not allow the pressure of friends, cultural norms or other distractions from getting in the way of obeying God.
Listen to how Jesus describes our eyes, “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” (Matthew 6:22-23)
Being in God’s Word, praying, listening and obeying Him are the ways we guard His wisdom in our life and truly live a full life. Take time today, to be with the One who bought you with His life so that you could have abundant life!