Proverbs 6:21 (Mini Sermon)


21. Pro 6:21 - "Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck." A. Bind them continually upon thine heart, i. Parents' commandments and laws, and by extension God's commandments and laws, are to be bound continually upon our hearts. a. Bind v. - I. To tie fast. 1. a. trans. To make fast with a tie; to fasten, tie up. b. To tie fast to (on, upon). b. Continually adv. - 1. In a continual way; always, incessantly, constantly, perpetually, all the time c. Heart n. - ** As the seat of feeling, understanding, and thought. 5. a. = mind, in the widest sense, including the functions of feeling, volition, and intellect. 6. a. The seat of one's inmost thoughts and secret feelings; one's inmost being; the depths of the soul; the soul, the spirit. d. In other words we should figuratively tie God's commandments to our mind and soul so that they are always with us. (i) Having God's law bound in a book is good, but having it bound in our heart is better. (ii) If it stays in the book, it does us little good, but if it's in our heart it will guide us through life. ii. How do we bind God's law continually upon our hearts? a. We do so by reading the word of God and meditating on it which enables us to memorize it (Psa 1:1-2; Psa 119:15, 97; 1Ti 4:15). b. When we do this we will write it on the table of our heart (Pro 3:3; Pro 7:3) c. Doing so will keep it hidden in our heart so that it will be ever with us (Psa 119:11; Psa 37:31). d. When the word of God resides in our heart it is able to lead us and talk with us (Pro 6:22), reprove us and be a lamp to our feet (Pro 6:23), and save our souls temporally (Jam 1:21). B. and tie them about thy neck. i. Our hearts represent our inward man; our necks represent our outward man. ii. When the word of God is in our hearts we will think and talk about it during our day and teach it to our children (Deut 6:6-7). iii. As the scripture proceeds out of us it will then be as frontlets between our eyes (Deut 6:8) and will be apparent to all. iv. It will be figuratively visible like beautiful rings on the fingers (Pro 7:3) and gold chains on our necks (Pro 1:9; Pro 3:3). v. In summary, when we read and meditate on the word of God it will become hidden in our hearts. When it's in the heart, it will come out in our speech and actions and will be as it were bound about our neck for others to see.
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