Proverbs 22:17-18 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise, apply your heart to what I teach, 18for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

Posted: October 21, 2020 in Proverbs 22, Seeking Wisdom, Wisdom

We see here “bow down thine ear” means humble yourself enough that you will hear. Someone can talk all day, but if you do not receive it, you have done nothing. “Apply thine heart unto my knowledge” is speaking of the knowledge of God being applied to the heart.

Verse 18 is an extension of verse 17. The knowledge of God applied to the heart is a pleasant thing. If you keep it hidden away in your heart forever, your words will be coming from a pure heart and you will be speaking pure words. The knowledge God has revealed to you should not be a shame to you, but a joy to speak.

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