Proverbs 7:1-5 “My child, devote yourself to my words and store up my commands inside yourself. Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession. Bind them on your forearm; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding a close relative, so that they may keep you from the adulterous woman, from the loose woman who has flattered you with her words.”

This can refer to any sort of Godly wisdom being taught, but certainly refers to the passing on of the Word of God, which is an ongoing command throughout the Bible!

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up. You should tie them as a reminder on your forearm and fasten them as symbols on your forehead. Inscribe them on the doorframes of your houses and gates.”

Joshua 1:8 “This law scroll must not leave your lips. You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful.”

In our day and age we have greater access to the Word of God, as well as teaching about the Word of God, than at any other time in history. But we need to make sure that we take advantage of our opportunities, and that’s why the continual reminder from Proverbs is good. Yes, we should have uninterrupted times of study where we can read, listen, and take notes. But we can meditate on a passage of Scripture throughout the day. We can listen to a sermon while we’re mowing. We can sing along to hymns/praise songs while we are in the car. These are all ways we take the wisdom of the Word of God and bind it on our forearms so that it ends up on the tablet of our hearts!

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