Forget Me Not!

Jun 10, 2018

Passage:Proverbs 3:1-2

Preacher: Tom Dunham

Series: #OWP - Obsessed With Proverbs

Category: Sermon

Detail:

Forget Me Not!

 

My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.         Proverbs 3:1,2  

Today we will address one of mankind’s greatest problems. 

Proverbs 3:2 gives the promise of a blessing, but like many blessings in the Bible it is contingent on us to activate it. Proverbs 3:1 gives the requirement for activation.

 First, the promise of blessing (3:2):

  • Length of days …
  • Long life …
  • Peace …

 Then, the conditions to trigger the blessing (3:1):

  • Do not forget … !!!
  • We are prone to forgetting – God’s covenant (Deut. 4:23) & even God Himself (Deut. 8:11) … how to overcome forgetfulness:
  1. Read the Bible daily (Mt. 4:4; Job 23:12) …
  2. Attend ‘church’ (Hebrews 10:25) …
  3. Participate in Communion services (Luke 22:19) …
  4. Retreat to get spiritually re-charged (Mark 6:31)
    • men’s, retreats … marriage retreats … conferences …   We need these lest we drift away (Heb. 2:1)! …
  • Solomon is (really) saying: Do not forget MY laws & commands!-

           -Solomon’s dad, David taught him … now he appeals to his son to learn 

            life lessons from him (Proverbs 4:3,4) …

  • Do you know & follow your parents’ ‘rules of life’? … … … 

When we do not forget the ‘laws and commands’ of our parents – and, of course, God’s laws and commands – we’ll experience ‘length of days and long life and peace’!