(Proverbs 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Picture a tennis match. The player that is serving throws up the ball and stares at it intently. Across the net the other contestant is waiting, poised on the balls of his feet staring intently across the net, “watching” (8245) intently. This is not the time to go to sleep. He needs to know whether he should go right or left. Will it be a forehand or a back hand?
Picture a trial. The jury has returned to the box. The accused stands and is “watching” (8245) as the verdict is read. His entire future depends on the words.
Picture us this morning. Have we spent any time looking at the contest we are in. Have we been intent on getting a word for the day. Is it any wonder that we stumble so often. I know I can tell the difference.
So? Start your day right. Obviously there will be days when it just doesn’t work to spend time with God’s wisdom. Today might be one for you but the overall pattern is based on how serious you are about winning the game of life.