“My son, give me thine ears,”
Is a saying that may seem wise.
While they listen to your words,
You don’t know what goes on inside.
They may appear to pay attention,
To respond to all you have to say,
But nothing is changed in their lives;
They may heed, but do not obey.

“My son, give me thine eyes;
Observe all that I do.
Overlook all my hypocrisy,
And copy the good and true.”
While that saying may seem right,
It’s only part of what God has to say –
They may watch all of your actions,
But inside, they’re unchanged each day.

“My son, give me thine heart,”
Seek the Lord with all diligence.
Jesus works from the inside out;
That’s what makes the difference.
Because when God really has your heart,
You will observe all He tells you to:
Obey your parents, read God’s Word,
And glorify the Lord in all you do.

December 4th, 2002.
Jerry (Gerald) Bouey.

My son, give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Proverbs 23:26.

In Jesus’ precious name,

Jerry (Gerald) Bouey.