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>Proverbs 4

In Proverbs, Theology on March 11, 2008 by mstevensrev

>20 My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure.
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.

While the most recent adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was weird like the first one, and really brought a different light to the story. My favorite line is when Violet’s mother looks at her and says, “Eyes on the prize Violet, eyes on the prize.” The focus to win, the focus to complete a task, you cannot lose sight.

This proverb reminds us of that. Listen up people, figure out what it is your going after and go for it. Everthing will want to distract you, but don’t lose focus. It is like being in the playoffs and having to make a free throw while a screaming crowd is in your face. What are the things that distract? Greed, unfaithfulness, dicsouragement, and most powerfully fear. Did you know that the most repeated command in all the Bible is, Don’t fear.

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