Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Proverbs 3:3 (NKJV)
I was watching a TV show and the actor quoted this Bible text. It surprised me because it’s not the kind of show I would expect the Bible to be quoted. After she said it she said “Do you know why you write mercy and truth on your heart? Because when your heart breaks they can fall in and comfort you.” That’s the same reason we write God’s word on our heart. Then, when you are faced with insurmountable obstacle or your heart is hurting, the words come alive and comfort you.
Your word is a lamp for my steps; it lights the path before me. Psalm 119:105 (VOICE)