Making Decisions From Proverbs Chapter 3 (Part 2)
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man”
There are a few things that this verse of scripture reminds us as we read.
- “Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:” Mercy means compassion, truth means accurate facts and forsake means to quit or leave entirely or to give up. So we see that we should NOT give up on compassion or the accuracy of the fact. How do we forsake mercy and truth? By choosing not be compassionate and ignoring the truth of God’s Word.
- “bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:” This text tells us where we should have these two. Mercy & truth should be located on our neck and in the tables of our hearts. This means that it should be both visible, on your neck, and invisible, in the tables of your heart. So this means that people should see what is on the outside because it is already secretly placed on the inside. Do you have these things in the inside of you? You will never successfully be able to display this action on the outside if it isn’t on the inside.
- “So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man” When we hide these two ideas in our hearts, we will be able to display them on the outside. It is not enough to have a good relationship with man or God only. We should have a good relationship with God and man.
Today as you walk with the Lord, let truth & mercy dwell in your hearts and around your neck. Making the right decision is very important, I hope that you make good decisions today. We will cover more bible texts about making good decisions in tomorrow’s devotional. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.