Proverbs 6:20-21, 23
My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
If the commandment is light, following His guidance brings me blessing.
The proverbist writes encouraging his son to a godly life. It was his goal not only that his son be a good man, but that his son also loves God with all his might. For this reason, he tells his son to keep the commandment of both his father and mother.
It is obvious that the father had good intentions towards his son. His goal was for his son to be blessed and live a full life. It would be absurd to think that this dad was telling his son to bind the commandment to his heart and keep it close to himself if it was going to hurt him.
With that same fatherly love, our heavenly Father has left us clear and basic mandates. It is His wish that we listen to Him, that we pay attention to Him, and that we keep them. If it is true that an earthly father can give commandments to his son that will lead him to be blessed, how can we think that it would be any different with our heavenly Father?
If the Author of the blessing has given us commands to follow, isn’t it true that by keeping those commandments we will receive His blessing? The last verse of today’s passage says that the commandment is a lamp and a light. Both lead us to life. If we listen to God and obey Him, our path will be safe. If the commandment is light, following his guidance brings me a blessing.
Seek God, read His Word carefully, mark His commandments, and then obey them. Doing this will bring the blessing of the heavenly Father into your life.