Proverbs 4:12-13 (ESV)

12 When you walk, your step will not be hampered,

and if you run, you will not stumble.

13 Keep hold of instruction; do not let go;

guard her, for she is your life.

Whether the obedient son walks or runs along the course of wisdom, his journey will be safe. Sinful entrapments that lead to stumbling are removed from the way of the one who lives according to wisdom. The father charges the son to keep hold of his instruction and never let go. The pursuit of wisdom is a life-long discipline. The one who seeks to be wise must be shrewd about where she focuses her energy and efforts. She is certainly not accustomed to ease or laziness. Do you feel worn out or tired? Fix your eyes upon Jesus today. Remember, he is our wisdom, he is our rest, and he provides us with the strength we need to do everything he’s called us to. Don’t grow weary, and don’t let go! Ask God to empower you with all that you need to finish your course and finish it well.

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