An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pick Your Antidote

(Proverbs 7:3 KJV)  Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Do you have little rituals that help you remember things?  How do you keep from forgetting your keys?  How do you remember where you put your glasses?  How do you keep from forgetting your wife’s birthday?  Today I went off and left my smart phone at work.  It wasn’t the first time.

The Jews were told to tie things to their hands.  It is one of the traditions that has helped preserve the Jewish religion and culture longer than any other that I am aware of.  It must have some advantages.  If it worked for the Jews over centuries, maybe it would work for us over the course of a day.

So?  Find some simple little ways to remind yourself of God’s love and grace.  It could be a simple saying stuck on the refrigerator.  It could be programing your smart phone to remind you to be smart.  Low tech.  High tech.  Pick your antidote. 


Gorges Smythe said...

One of my tricks is to leave stuff in the way, where I HAVE to deal with it. My wife doesn't appreciate my method, though! lol

Pumice said...

Of course you might ask yourself why you need a memory when you have a wife.

Grace and peace.

Vincent Ton said...

Hahaha. Did I forget to ask you on Friday Bill?

Pumice said...

You now expect me to remember Friday?

Grace and peace.