Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Moment In Proverbs: Proverbs 7:3

Proverbs 7:3,
“Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.”

I’m often amazed at what new message the LORD provides as we consistently abide in His Word.  Even though we may read it often and repeat reading it time and again, the freshness of His Word continues to nurture our souls and administer healing to our hearts and minds.  Today, is one of those days for me, as I read this passage, once again, I saw something written within this verse that I had not thought of before.

As we bind His Words upon our fingers it is so they can be a constant reminder of His covenant with us; much as the covenant in a marriage and exchange of rings between the life partners.  The ring is a symbol of eternal love and the covenant made between a man and woman as they enter marriage.  And so with God’s Word; if we are constantly reminded of His covenant for us, then His Word is also written upon our hearts as an eternal promise of faithfulness. 

Where once sin was written, now the Word of God is written as He promises (Hebrew 8:10). We will become intimately acquainted with God if we keep His Word close to our hearts. We will learn to dread sin when it knocks at our door.  We will learn to resist Satan so that he will flee (James 4:6-8).

Let the Word of God open our hearts and minds to His wisdom and let us keep His covenant of love as His People; His Bride; and His Church.

Prayer:  Father, through your Word pluck our feet from the snares that so easily entangle us. Remind us that we have a precious eternal covenant with you.  Open our eyes to the wonders of your Word.  Restore us when we stray and remind us of our relationship to you as your bride.  LORD, may we be found ready for your return; abiding in you.  In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro ©

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