My son, forget not my law; (a) but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2- For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3- Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: (b) bind them about thy neck; (c) write them upon the table of thine heart: 4- (d) So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5-Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; (e) and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6- (f) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall (g) direct thy paths. 7- (h) Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the LORD and depart form evil.
a- Deut.30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
b-Deut.6:8 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
c-Jer.17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
2Cor.3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
d-1Sam.2:26 And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Act.2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
e-Jer. 9:23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
f-1Chr.28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Phil. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
g-Jer.10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
h-Rom.12:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.