20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. 23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you. 25 Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. 26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. 27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.
The best beginning approach to the book of Proverbs is to read the chapter that corresponds to the day’s date several times daily.
As you begin to get used to the information and format you can ask the chapter:
1. Is there a command to obey?
2. Is there a promise to claim?
3. Is there a fact to remember?
4. Is there a sin to avoid?
Next, you can start recording the answers in an Excel file that will eventually result in having the book organized around the four questions, making it remarkably easy to use. For now, do as much reading as you can and begin adding answers at your own pace. Maybe you should try the questions in today’s paragraph which I think will work well for you.
I have done the questions on and off for over 35 years and could tell you of many occasions when God gave me specific answers to questions that came up in family, on the job, or ministry situations.