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Thought For Today 7-Mar-2004

Thought For Today

7-Mar-2004

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

The commandments of God is his law. We need to get it deep down in our hearts that we are to obey his law (commandments) no matter what! God said: "forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:" God does not operate like our justice system. God don't have angel police to ensure we obey his law, No, he knows himself when we break his law, he knows each and every time we break his law. Our fine for breaking his law is to tell God we are sorry, and ask him to forgive us for our trespass against his law. "Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." Proverbs 3:2 tells us what we are rewarded for obeying God's laws. God said if we obey his laws we will be given more days to live making our lives longer, and those days will be peaceful days! God has the power over the length of our lives. Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: We are to always keep mercy and truth in our lives. Any time we come upon a situation where we can show mercy to someone then God requires us to do just that, we need to be merciful to everyone, and not only merciful but truthful, we are required to speak the truth. We should allow our mercy, and the truth to show through word, and deed. To speak of mercy and truth is easy, to show mercy and truth takes the love of God. "bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:" This part of Proverbs 3:3 is telling us to always keep mercy and truth close to our hearts, and to keep them with us always. We are not to allow mercy and truth to come and go in our lives. We are to keep that mercy and truth with us for anyone that needs it, not just certain people, but everyone! Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. This verse tells us that if we show mercy and truth to everyone, then we will find favour and understanding from people, and from God.

Tim V.