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Proverbs 3:3-4

Proverbs 3:3-4 "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man."

Throughout the Bible, it is clear that God is a match-maker.In Genesis 1, God paired Heaven and Earth, Day and Night, Land and Sea, Sun and Moon and then finished with His grand pair, Man and Woman.This Divinely-intended pairing demonstrates God’s love for harmony and balance.God has given us two hips attached to two legs with two knees, two ankles and two feet all for the benefit of balance.He has given us two ears for balanced and enhanced listening; two eyes for balanced and enhanced seeing; two arms for balanced and enhancing handling; two lungs for balanced and enhanced breathing.When God sent His Son into the world, He sent Him as a pair – a perfect balance of God and of man described by John as being “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
Inspired by God’s Spirit, Solomon’…

Proverbs 3:2

Proverbs 3:2 "For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee."

When instructing his son to follow parental principles, Solomon promised excellent results.He promised three things - length of days, long life and peace.Since the days of Moses, Jewish culture has always emphasized long life as the holy consequence of righteousness and especially of parental obedience.The Fifth Commandment, dealing with parental obedience is the only commandment of Judaism’s Ten that came with a promise and that promise was long life.Exodus 20:12, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”Hebrew culture has always seen long life as an accomplishment, one linked to virtuous living.Again, this perspective is not without Scriptural precedent.Throughout the Hebrew Pentateuch, Moses associated length of days with obedience and reduced days with disobedience.In fact, long life was the foundational incentive to ob…