Yesterday at church, during our discussion, Kevin quoted a verse from Proverbs.  It really stuck with me!  It says this in Proverbs 3:3:

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.  (KJV)  The MSG version puts it this way: “…Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.”


WOW!  God is so intent on us to share The Truth (JESUS), and Mercy (His love, grace, compassion, forgiveness), the HE told us to wear Truth and Mercy around our neck and carve their initials on our heart so that we would be reminded and never forget all that He has done for us!

I don’t know about you…but most times when someone ‘ticks me off’, the last thing I want to do is show them mercy and share The Truth with them!  I’d rather “show them the five fold ministry”… But Jesus said that Truth and Mercy is the very thing we need to show them!  It’s what He did for us!

Today is Monday…usually the worst day of the week in the ‘working’ world.  First day back from the week-end, files stacked high on your desk, irate customers calling in to chew you up for something only higher management can change….  Yes!  Mondays are hard-even for housewives…unsurmountable piles of laundry, getting husbands off to work…kids off to school, dishes, toilets…and the list goes on and on; but today, when things get ‘hairy’ …lets try to remember the verse above, and wear Truth and Mercy around our neck.  It will make for a better day for everyone you come into contact with…including yourself!



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