1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But have your heart comply with my commandments; 2 For the length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. 3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and a good reputation In the sight of God and man.
The purpose for King Solomon to write the book of Proverbs was to pass down the wisdom God gave him, to his children not just Solomon’s but all the children of Father God. But in Proverbs 3:1 Solomon tells his son, do not forget my teachings and keep my commandments in your heart. Normally the ten commandments are called God’s Laws or the laws of Moses’ but never the Laws of Solomon. Can God’s Law be our Laws also, Proverbs 3:1-4 says, wear them like a necklace, have them on the tablets of your heart, that means to make them about you, on the outside of your body and on the inside. Many people wear a cross around their necks, does that make them Christians. Not really, I used to listen to Ozzy Osbourne, He began his music career in the band Black Sabbath, in which he nicknamed himself the ‘Prince of Darkness’ and most of Sabbath’s and even as Osbourne’s solo career, was mostly occulted with dark lyrics. For God’s laws to become our laws, they have to be in our hearts so that we can live by them from the inside out. Jesus had this dispute with the Pharisees, who were students and teachers of the law, but really didn’t live them, cause their hearts were corrupt.
Mark 7:20 And He was saying, “That which comes out of the person, that is what defiles the person. 21 For from within, out of the hearts of people, come the evil thoughts, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, acts of adultery, 22 deeds of greed, wickedness, deceit, indecent behavior, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile the person.
Most Churches and Christians say we are under a new covenant and the old covenant is no longer good, but when I study scripture they both seem to have the same agreement, obey the Lord and He will be your God. The only difference between the old covenant to the new is that instead of God writing the laws on the tablet of stone, they are put where Proverbs 3:3 says on the tablet of those who love Him, in their heart.
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God.
If Proverbs 3:1-4 an Old Testament book said to have the commandments on the tablets of our heart is the wisdom of the Father and what He wants for His children, has that always been the conditions of how to obey God and be His child? Should the Holy Bible be called altogether God’s covenant promise not Old Testament or New Testament, just all of God’s word, with one promise, obey Him and He will be your Lord and Savior. God bless you all, Jesus the Lawgiver loves you and so do I. Samuel J Head
Isaiah 26:7 But for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and you smooth out the path ahead of them. 8 Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.