Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.
Today’s reading (Proverbs 7) is another reminder to remember to guard our heart to the words of God. The writer says:
“My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
and call understanding your kinsman;
they will keep you from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words.”
Look at the end of that passage. If we write these things on our hearts, and bind them on our fingers, they will help to keep you from the adulteress. Now following this passage is a great description of the seduction we can enter into. While this uses sex as that seduction, the application can be to anything … cheating, stealing, lying, course joking and language, to a multitude of other sins. But the writer reminds us that having the Word of God written on the tablet of our heart, means we have help to keep us from entering that slow decent to death.
So do you have the Words of your Creator and Savior written on the tablets of your heart? When sin entices, what comes to mind? I hope and prayer it is the voice of God speaking through His written Word.