My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
To know God we need to know his Word and keep it in our heads. Loving the Lord comes from locking his Word in our hearts. From knowledge to love is from head to heart.
We need to know God’s Word in order to know his will. This is head knowledge. Do not forget.. keep it in your head. Knowing God’s Word and his will is not enough though. Even Satan knows God’s Word.
Being obedient to his Word is a choice and decision that comes from loving to follow his will. Loving to follow his will by his Word, and allowing guidance from the Holy Spirit, comes from the heart.
When this moves from our head, to be locked in our heart, we begin the process of sanctification by lovingly following his will. This is loving obedience. We are obedient and follow his will, not because we know we should, or because we must, but because we love Jesus and his Word so much that obedience is an outcome.
Lord I love you. I pray you continue to bring me knowledge and wisdom that can only come from you. Thank you for filling my heart with your Spirit. It brings be great joy to be obedient to you and glorify you. In Jesus holy name I pray, amen.