Proverbs 7:3

bind them on your fingers;

    write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:3 ESV

“Them” in this verse refers back to the words and commandments mentioned in verse one. Here, the author uses word pictures to communicate the way we embrace and engage with those words and commandments. First, in binding them on your fingers you are making them “ever present,” a regularly visible reminder. Additionally, we wear things on our fingers to decorate or to adorn our appearance. Dressing in wisdom seems to be a good way to remind and adorn ourselves.

“Write them on the tablet of your heart” communicates a deeply held commitment to the words and commandments. In writing them on the tablet of your heart, you are creating a core belief or value.

This verse helps us to see the need to mark ourselves internally and externally. So, how are you doing in this regard?

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