Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clinging to Truth

There is a saying in Proverbs that you have all heard : It says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). I love this verse so much that I once set it to music so I can sing it. I’m not a composer and I’m not a singer. You’ll never hear this music but I sing it to myself often to encourage and uplift myself.

But there are two verses before these verses that are just as uplifting that you probably haven’t heard that give the above verses even more meaning. Those verses read, “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” (Prov. 3:3-4).

When we live in truth—when we bind it about our necks and write it on our hearts—life changes. We find favor in the sight of God and we gain understanding. It is impossible to live in truth and not receive insight, promptings from God, and increased knowledge. Living in truth takes concerted effort, but the rewards of making the effort are out of this world. They are worth it!


Wendi said...

Thanks for the insight--and I love the picture and its message. :)

Wendi said...

By the way, I set up my reading program for the Book of Mormon and D&C today on the "Read the Scriptures" site. At first, I was nervous that it would aggravate my OCD symptoms, but after reading today's verses, I'm feeling really optimistic about it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us! :)