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Dec. 4 – Prov. 4

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Friday. Dec. 4th. The 6th day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is Proverbs 4:25

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.

OK … Now, think for a second here. Let’s read it one more time. “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” It’s like it’s saying we need to have blinders on. You know, those things that completely block all of your peripheral vision. So we look only straight ahead. Like having tunnel vision.

Now, why is it when someone says NOT to do something, we automatically then want to do the very thing they said NOT to do? It’s like when you see people walking over a bridge made of rope. The first one says “Don’t look down” and then, of course, the others all look down AND get freaked out because they see the real danger that they are in.

So maybe we are told to only look straight ahead because of the dangers in the world. The problem is that we may not see them as dangerous. Which in turn makes them even more dangerous.

It reminds me of the words found in the book of Hebrews.

Heb. 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Fix your eyes straight ahead. Fix them on the one who gave us the example. Fix them on the one who is leading us across that rope bridge of life. Don’t look anywhere else.

Our verse again, 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!