I write a weekly prayer guide that I publish online and send out via email. Each week I put together a series of daily prayer points that cover different aspects of a topic. This week’s focus is about some things the Bible says we ought to hold on to. The emphasis for today is to hold on to instruction.
“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”
Proverbs 4:13 (NIV)
Perhaps you live by the old adage, “When all else fails, read the instructions.” For many, that seems to be a common approach to life. It is not until things become difficult, or go very wrong, that we stop long enough to check on how we were supposed to be living. God tells us that we ought to hold on to instruction . . . but not just any instruction, His instructions! When we choose to follow the instructions of God’s Word, we find that there are some difficulties that we are able to avoid and others that we become equipped to endure because of the life we obtain in Christ. While following God’s instructions doesn’t exempt us from the troubles of life, doing so gives us a life that can see beyond the troubles to a greater hope and promise.
My prayer is that you and I would find a life in Christ that is worth holding on to. I pray that we would not take the instructions of scripture lightly, but that we would cling to them as the true source of life.