"It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes . . . so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your God.” Numbers 15:39,40
In the Old Testament, the people are ordered by the Lord to make fringes on the borders of their garments. This distinguished them from their neighbors in dress, as well as in diet and other things. The tassels were to stir up their minds by way of remembering. If they were tempted to sin, the tassels would warn them not to break God’s commandments.
As I was studying this verse, I was wondering what are the tassels in my life. Something I can visually see.
Looking around my house, I saw the familiar verses on plaques and pictures frames with well-known scripture staring back at me.
These are my tassels.
These reminders help me to follow after God with my whole heart. Filling our homes with God’s word is powerful and commanded by God. He says in Deuteronomy 6:7–9 that we are to teach our children his commandments, but also “you shall write them on the doorframes of your house and on your gates”.
In almost every room, there is a scripture quote.
Not only will our children learn the verses, but everyone entering our home will be able to read God’s word which never comes back void.
Just think of using scripture to decorate each room in your home. How could we do this?
I ran across a wonderful company called Mary and Martha that make home accessories to “style your home with a message that speaks”! You can find their link here.
I love art, but nothing fills my soul and my heart like the writings of the creator of the universe. His words bring a piece of heaven down to earth.
Come to think of it, our books, the Princess Parables series, are like tassels for our girls. Each story is based on a parable of Jesus right out of the Bible. The princesses help little girls follow God’s commands and be more holy. Having our books as part of their regular reading time or bedtime helps princesses remember to do what is right in God’s eyes.
What are the “tassels” in your life?
When Jeanna is not writing, speaking, event planning, or homeschooling, she can be found scrapbooking her life, redecorating her home, loving on her husband, planning fun events for her kids or eating healthy to stay cancer-free!