Proverbs 3:21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
Insight on the Word
Imagine not falling and not even stumbling in our Christian walk. God truly keeps us in all our ways (Psalm 91:11). Yet there are conditions attached to this walk free from stumbling. For all promises are conditional. We sometimes tend to emphasize the promises and ignore their conditions. But they are there just the same, and we will not receive the promise without first meeting the stated condition.
The writer of Proverbs tells us to not let “them” depart from our eyes. Them referring to: mercy and truth (Proverbs 3:3), and to wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 3:13).
We are told to: “Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart” (Proverbs 3:3). We are to keep mercy and truth in the center of our lives. We are to be ever conscience of mercy and truth. A responsibility, were we should feel the heaviness of them, as if they were weights tied around our neck.
In addition we find that: “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding” (Proverbs 3:13). Today many walk on the surface, but the child of God is to walk with wisdom (deep thought) and understanding (a deep knowing).
In today’s world many start out waking well for the Lord, but end up shipwreck. Let this not be our testimony. For God has made available mercy, truth, wisdom and understanding; and as we purpose in our hearts to walk in these high ideals, we have God’s promise that we shall “walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.”
Speak the Word — I walk safely in God, my foot does not stumble! (Proverbs 3:23)
Daily Bible Reading — Numbers 21 – 24