The book of Proverbs is very repetitive. I had a teacher in 7th grade tell us to say, “Repetition is the key to learning.” We thought we repeated it about a thousand times. I don’t know how many it really was, but we said it enough I still remember. Now I see why we need repetition. We will never be done learning. We need to hear certain concepts repeated to have them readily available.
These verses share again that God’s commands are important. We need to treasure them and keep them close. God’s way provides the most positive influence. I know my personality pushes me to want to make a difference (I think all of us want that to some extent). The more I read and study the Bible, the more I realize God’s wisdom is the only answer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I see so much ugliness in the world today and I want to be a part of the solution. Please help me to hold tight Your commands. Guide me to have a Christ-like influence on others. I want them to see the beauty of Your way.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.