Proverbs 3:1

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

1 1My son, do not forget my teaching, 2but let your heart keep my commandments,

Proverbs 3:1 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 3:1

My son, forget not my law
Or, "doctrine" F5; the doctrine of Christ, the Gospel, and the several truths of it; which, being of the utmost moment and importance, should be kept in memory, and not let slip, or be in the least slighted and neglected; see ( Hebrews 2:1-3 ) ; but let thine heart keep my commandments;
as the ark, or chest, kept the two tables of the law put into it; it denotes a cordial affection for the commandments and ordinances of Christ, a hearty attention and obedience to them, and a constant and cheerful observance of them, flowing from love and gratitude to him, ( John 14:15 John 14:21 ) .


F5 (ytrwt) "doctrinae meae", Piscator, Michaelis; "institutionem meam", Schultens; "doctrinam meam", Cocceius.

Proverbs 3:1 In-Context

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Proverbs 1:8
  • 2. Deuteronomy 8:1; Deuteronomy 30:16, 20
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