“Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:3–4 NKJV)
Have you ever thought about what is written on the tablet of your heart?
In KingdomNomics we stress the importance of soaking the heart in the Word of God. The heart is like a sponge and soaks up whatever is around it. Whatever we soak our hearts in becomes our treasure. If the water is dirty, then the treasure is dirty. If the water is pure, then the treasure of the heart will be pure.
The Word confirms this: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45 NKJV).
We must ask ourselves what is the abundance found in our hearts. Whatever it is, that is the treasure of our hearts and what will manifest itself in our lives. People will be able to tell what is on our hearts, what we are consumed by, and what is controlling our thought lives and behaviors.
This passage in Proverbs tells us not only to bind mercy and truth around our necks, but also to do that with all of the instruction we receive from the Word of God. In other words, we are to memorize and meditate on what God says to us in his Word. As we do so, we are then “writing these truths on the tablet of our hearts.” What is written on the tablet of our hearts becomes the abundance from which our mouths speak.
This is important to God. If we write God’s Word on the tablet of our hearts, it will impact our behavior and the way we talk. The result is gaining favor and high esteem in the sight of God. What more does any person need than the favor of God? Our relationship with him becomes our precious gold and silver.
Today, ask yourself:
What am I writing on the tablet of my heart? If someone were to look into my heart what would be the abundance found there?