Deuteronomy 6:8, 9
And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.…
The usages to which allusion is made suggest -
I. THE DUTY OF A HIGH VALUATION OF GOD'S COMMANDS. Only precepts highly valued would be treated as described.
II. THE NECESSITY OF TAKING MEANS TO SECURE THE KEEPING OF GOD'S COMMANDMENTS IN REMEMBRANCE. We may keep the injunction in spirit:
1. By frequent reading of Scripture (Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:11-16).
2. By frequent converse with others (Malachi 3:16).
3. By frequent recalling of God's words to our thoughts (Hebrews 2:3).
4. By the use of such expedients as experience suggests - a privately, marked Bible, etc.
III. THE IMPORTANCE OF CARRYING GOD'S COMMANDMENTS INTO EVERY DETAIL OF LIFE. Hands, eyes, doorposts, etc.-our working, seeing, home occupations, etc. - J.O.
Parallel VersesKJV: And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.