In Proverbs 6:20-22, Solomon tells children that God's instruction is so significant they must make it part of their inner life. This truth is precious; it is to be displayed like fine jewelry. But the success of the instruction is noted in verse 22 when truth begins to protect those who have heard it. Yes, commands must be taught. Yes, they must be valued and received. But things must not stop here. The process is not complete until what has been learned begins to work itself back to the outside world again. The process is not complete until the commands of God begin to show the fruit of protection in the lives of those who have been taught. Look carefully at verse 22:
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
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