Keep my commandments and live, and my teaching as the apple of your eye
What commandments are being mentioned? Clearly the whole, but specifically a group of commandments that are the capsulated summary of what will be said in the whole of the book – Proverbs 3:3-11.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
Do not lean on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him
Do not be wise in your own eyes
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil
Honor the Lord from your wealth
My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord
These commandments form the core of what God is trying to get people to do in life. These are simple rules, but many get sucked aside from the paths of life by violations of these simple rules – adultery, pride, get-rich-quick schemes, hoarding, greed. The next few verses will detail with the problems of adultery. It looks like it is all sweetness and light, but instead it is a narrow well.
* This material is copyrighted © by Gil Stieglitz who retains all rights to the material. The verses quoted are taken from the NASB Bible 1995 edition.