My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Proverbs 4:20 (KJV)
Attend: Hebrew – to prick up the ears, that is, hearken: – attend, (cause to) hear (-ken), give heed, incline, mark (well), regard.
As we attend to God’s Word, we give attention to it, we read it, speak it, and hear it. As we speak His Word, not only are we speaking it, but also we are hearing it and by this we know we are increasing our faith. Romans 10:17 (KJV), So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Proverbs 4:22 (KJV)
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
When we read and study the Word of God we find that according to verse 22 that God’s Word is life unto those that find them.
Unto those that find them in the Hebrew is properly to come forth to, to attain, that is, find or acquire, take hold on.
Health to all their flesh, we know that some scripture as examples we can stand on are 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:5 and Psalm 107:20. With these reference verses we can go by, our confession should be no different than what the Word of God says.
It is a good and important focus that when we read and study the Word of God to purpose to take a hold of what we read and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us on how to apply the Word we receive. The Holy Spirit is our helper and our comforter. As the body of Christ, it is important that we allow the Holy Spirit to do His part in our life.