Proverbs 6:21 talks about binding God’s words always on our hearts and fastening them around our neck. In Proverbs 7:3, we are told to bind them on our fingers and write them on the tablet of our heart. In simpler terms, we are to saturate ourselves with the Word.
Isn’t it neat how God says to bind them on our fingers. Notice how much you use your fingers all day long. Ever notice how important fingers are? Even as a baby I watch my new grandson playing with his fingers and putting them in his mouth. Fingers are a prominent place and if we bind words on them they will be prominent.
So what are some things we can do to remind us of His Words. I have tied a rubber band around my wrist to remind me to do something, or written a sticky note or sent a reminder on my iphone or in the old days I would call our recorder from work. These days as I memorize scripture I love how it does sink into my heart. It comes to life for me.
Do you memorize scripture? What are some ways that you memorize? For me I have written verses on a 3×5 card and put them in a little photo album I carry in my purse. I have a cute one a friend made me. Some of my friends write their verses on mirror and some on their microwave doors. I personally print them out and put one over my kitchen sink, one in the guest bathroom, and I have another in my kitchen on a big plaque. You can see some of how I post scriptures around the house here.
So here is my SOAK:
Proverbs 7:3 (NIV) Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
When we memorize scripture and write it on our hearts, it is a tool we can pull out when we are tempted with anything.
I need to spend more time memorizing scripture.
K: Kneel in Prayer
Father, God thank You for your precious Word. May I not take it lightly. Thank You for waking me up each day with a yearning to learn more about You. In Your name, I pray and give thanks. AMEN!