This web site is focused on gleaning a "gold nugget" from the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the current day of the month. The idea was first proposed to me years ago. After trying it, I found myself seeing the scenarios described in proverbs in my daily living. The option for making wiser decisions was becoming more apparent. The Book of Wisdom has lived up to its billing. Proverbs should not be the entirety of your bible reading, but it can be a valuable part of your daily discipline.
Today: Proverb Chapter 7
Gold Nugget Verse 3: “Bind them on your fingers; write them on the
tablet of your heart.”
have ever known a woman who has lost her wedding ring, you have seen a woman broken
hearted… or one that wanted a new ring anyway. I’ve seen them cry and feel as
if the marriage has lost significance because of the symbol of the ring. She keeps
it and guards it closely. Unless she is applying lotion to her
hands or washing dishes, there aren’t many reasons she will take it off. It is
dear to her. When she first received it she stormed the town to show everyone what
she was given and everyone was in awe. Whether the ring had great monetary
value or not, most importantly was what the ring symbolized. It symbolized how
her life would never be the same. How she would be different moving forward and for
the rest of her life. Her behavior was going to change. She was no longer
available to anyone else. She was now reserving herself for her one and only.
Yes, this ring meant more than can be put into words. If we can understand the
importance and meaning of this earthly treasure, than we are asked to apply
that understanding to a spiritual concept. Concerning the wisdom of God and the
priority we should have to obeying Him, he ask us to view our relationship with
Him in the exact same way.
We are expected to treasure His Word and wisdom as
today’s “gold nugget” says, “Bind them on your fingers; write them on the
tablet of your heart.” He wants us to treasure Him and His teachings and instructions
as a woman would view that engagement ring. The scriptures teach us that we are
engaged to Him and we should treasure His truths. We should storm the town to
show everyone what was given to us. We should see ourselves as never being the
same. Our behavior is going to change. We are no longer available to
anyone else. We are now reserving ourselves for our one and only.
Lord, I am
thankful for your instructions and wisdom that is available to me through your
Word. I want to wear it proudly and forsake all the worldly distractions that
are set before me. Help me to maintain this for you. Amen