bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call insight your intimate friend,
In the verses before these, the author of Proverbs talks about the importance of keeping his teachings and commandments. This is further emphasized in verse 3 when he says to “bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” These physical acts of binding and writing express the importance of engaging our senses in ensuring that we are keeping God’s teachings! Furthermore, verse 4 urges an even deeper level of intimacy of having a relationship with wisdom and insight.
If we read the rest of chapter 7, we see why keeping his teachings and doing all we can to do so is vital. The Word of God is not just any other book–the knowledge we gain from it and the Christ we draw closer to protects us from evil and bad decisions. We must do all that we can to internalize His truths and rely on His Spirit to help us live it out.
Dear God, thank you that your Word is alive and active. Forgive us for the times we take it for granted. Help us to be faithful in reading, studying, and applying your truths. Give us a deeper desire to know your Word and empower us to live it out daily so that we might be able to glorify you in all that you do. Amen.