PROVERB PRACTICALS  

 

Proverbs 4:25,  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

This is an admonition to the son to keep on keeping on along the path of right.

Do not let your eyes stray from the straight path.

This is what anyone who plows must do.

He must never look to the side, he must never look back, or he will fail to plow straight furrows.

Why does one look back?

To seek approval of his own work by seeing how straight his furrows are.

But this seeking of approval in itself will cause a failure in the plowing.

The message is "hoe your own row for the Lord" and let the Lord check your row.

Let the Lord judge your work.

Await on the Lord for a "Well Done" and do not seek to get a well done from anything else.

You will trim your ways to seek love.

But look right on, look straight on and do not be diverted by anything in your service to God.

For this father knows that the eyes are a most dangerous avenue to sin.

Remember Lotís wife and what the straying of her eyes resulted in.

God was finished with Sodom and had no further use for it but Lotís wife was not of the same opinion as God and she looked back.

She did not have the heart of God and was not on board with the judgment of God.

She did not look right on, her eyelids followed her eyes to the smoking ruins of Sodom, the smoking ruins of Mr. and Mrs. Lotís house on Gay Blvd. as God executed perfect judgment on that wicked place Mrs. Lot loved to call home.

Perhaps there will be a time when God executes judgment on this great country.

Will you be on board Godís judgment train?

Will your eyes look right on and will your eyelids follow?

Can you perfectly yield to Godís judgment even to the smoking ruins of your home?

That is a hard saying but that is what this father is after in his sonís life.

Proverbs 4:25,  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

A total yielding to the word of God without compromise or looking to another way.

Not even to the extent of seeking alternate ways to that which his father has taught him.

The word of God is true and there is to be no compromise with it, no looking in side directions or looking back.

Jesus said in this same vein,  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Jesus Christ was so focused, so directed, his eyes right on, that he said of mine own self I can do nothing.

Paul was of like mind, of a Christ mindedness when he said in Philippians 3:13,14,  but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Paul did not have the time to divert his eyes from his calling.

He was fully occupied in service to Jesus Christ and he could truly say He pressed and continually pressed toward the mark that God had set, never diverting his eyes to another way or the past or even his past knowledge.

All things were new in Christ.

From the eyes at the top of the body this father moves to the feet at the bottom of the body.

From head to toe, son, you are to be yielded to God.

He says in: Go to Proverbs 4:26