Attend to God’s Word
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. — PROVERBS 4:20
God tells us to attend to His Word. Let me give you an illustration. Let’s say I meet someone on the street who says, “Brother Hagin, I want to talk to you.” And I respond, “Well, I can’t talk right now. I’ve got some business to attend to.” What does that mean? It means I have to put that other business first.
God said to listen to His sayings. Some people are listening to what others are saying instead of to what God is saying. Donald Gee, a pioneer of the Pentecostal movement, said that every man in his family died before the age of forty. Well, when he got up around that age, fear came on him. Some of the symptoms his relatives experienced started showing up. And the devil said, “The same thing is happening to you. You’re going to die. You’ll not live past forty. It’s incurable. The doctors can’t cure it.”
As he was driving down the road one day, he dealt with that fear and threw it out of the car. He said, “I’ll not be afraid, because the Bible said, ‘Fear thou not’” (Isa. 41:10). Then he said, “God is with me. God is in me. The Greater One is in me.”
Did he die at forty? No, he was nearly ninety when he went home to be with the Lord. He was the first male in his family to live past the age of forty. Why?He began to attend to God’s words. He began to incline his ears unto what God said.
Confession: I attend to God’s sayings. I put them first place in my life. I listen to what God says, rather than the words of people. I believe that God is with me. I believe that God is in me. He puts me over in life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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