Proverbs 4

As part of the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge, I am doing one chapter per day for 31 days since there is 31 chapters also in the Book of Proverbs. This is Day 4 of 31, therefore I am focusing on Proverbs 4.

Proverbs 4

Today read the whole chapter of Proverbs 4.

Proverbs 4 talks about honoring and listening to your parents about the way they are bring you up in living good and not doing evil. Keep the commandments, I am sure the parent here is referring to God’s Law/Commandments.

This book does give warnings to not follow evil and pursue it. This fourth chapter of Proverbs tells us to avoid it. To turn away from it, that is showing repentance, we must turn away from sin. We shouldn’t entertain in it or look for it.

Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23 I would say is a popular verse. It talks about guarding your heart. Your heart is your most center part of the body. It is the most important party. God knows us by our heart. Want to know the true character of a person, look deep into their heart. That is the true person. Check out What goes in your heart, also comes out where I blogged more about that.

I like the Holman Christian Standard Version, shown below:

“Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.”

I like how it uses the source of life. Just think about it, without our heart working, we don’t have life. This applies to both physical being and our spiritual being. Our heart works to deliver blood to our physical body. The same for our spiritual as it delivers things in and out that we take in and put out. Are we putting in Worldly things or are we putting in Godly Things. The things we put in, will show because they will also come out in who we are.

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There is an old saying bump a person just a little and you will see what comes out. What comes is is what is truly in that person.


Share what you got out of reading Proverbs 4? What verse stood out to you and why? 

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I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I blog for God here at I serve as a youth leader, van driver and usher at my church. I also serve where ever else may be needed. I am working on a bachelor's degree in Theology. I also like to go out and hand out Gospel of John's and Gospel Tracts. I am a single father with custody of my almost adult child. I am a graphic designer too. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. I attained the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America in 1994.

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  1. Hi Steve,

    I liked your blog post about proverbs 4.

    It is interesting to read about how other people read different topics from the bible.

    This chapter is about some very important issues in life.

    God bless
    Edna Davidsen

    1. It is I’m sure if I read it another time something else may point out to me. Why it’s called the Living Word. Thanks for the comment. All of the Proverbs have good important life issues. God bless!

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