Proverbs 4:10,  Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Here this father implores his son to take his words as his own.

Receive my sayings means make my sayings or my words, your words.

My desire is that the foundation upon which my life is built be also your foundation.

Operate your life by my word and the years of thy life shall be many.

My words, my sayings give life.

They are preserving words, they are words of life.

Cannot a godly father say this to his son?

Does not God our father says this to us?

Should not a fatherís words be given to preserve and continue life?

Godly wisdom preserves this life and provides eternal life though Jesus Christ.