Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” But look at verses 20-22, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”
Read Matthew 12:34-37.
One of David’s mighty men “clave his hand to the sword.” Hezekiah clave to The Lord.
We need to cleave to His Word and hide it in the heart, “for out of the heart are the issues (boundaries, outgoing of life.”
In these verses we as David can learn several important lessons:
I. THE BIBLE WILL REVIVE YOUR SOUL VERSE 25.
A. It brings zeal back into your life. God knows we need it.
B. It stirs your soul with fire.
II. THE BIBLE WILL RESTORE YOUR INNER STRENGTH VERSE 28.
A. It will remove the lying spirit verse 29a.
B. It will reestablish your inner values.
III. THE BIBLE REINFORCES (GUIDES) IN ALL TRUTH VERSE 30.
A. You cannot be separated from truth, why? I am stuck to, to catch, to follow close, to be joined together verse 31a.
B. It keeps you from shameful sin verse 31b.