Proverbs 7:1–2 (NKJV) — 1 My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you. 2 Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
Keep your eye focused upon truth. It is necessary to go beyond academic knowledge to actual practice: “Keep my words.” The commandments should be “treasured” as one would store a valuable commodity, and then they should be kept. Those who move beyond academic knowledge to experiential knowledge will find that the commands, when obeyed, produce life.