3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of your heart: 4So shall you find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
The book of Proverbs has so much encouragement for us as believers. I believe you’ll discover some exciting truth from God’s Word in these verses that will enable you to walk in greater victory each day. God’s Word is alive and transforming so get your expectors ready to receive deeper revelation and understanding of His great love and grace for you.
There are several admonitions that Solomon gives and they center on the condition of your heart. You’ll hear believers, pastors, and others say something like this: just trust the Lord. You’ve probably said it yourself to yourself and maybe to someone else. There’s nothing wrong with encouraging someone to trust the Lord. Before anyone can really trust the Lord, they need a revelation of how good and gracious He is toward them. When you receive a revelation of God’s love for you, of His approval of you just the way you are right now, you’ll begin to understand that you can trust Him because He has your good in mind.
Trusting Him is simply believing God, believing His Word. That’s why Solomon began the chapter by telling his son not to forget his word and to follow his commandments. Solomon’s commandments were God’s Word. Even through Old Testament law you can see God’s mercy, grace, love, and blessings.
When you start learning that God is good and that His mercy is forever and never quits, you discover His great love and compassion for you. You find through the New Covenant of grace in Jesus that He’s forgiven your sins, past, present, and future. Phillips, Craig and Dean put it this way in their song titled Mercy Came Running: Mercy came running, Like a prisoner set free, Past all my failures, To the point of my need. When the sin that I carried, Was all I could see, And when I could not reach mercy, Mercy came running to me.
Feed on this truth and let God’s mercy adorn your neck this week.