Our attitude towards the law will determine whether or not we forget the law and commandments. If we desire them and their benefits, our hearts will be inclined to guard God’s laws and commandments, but if we seek the world and its vanity, we will forget or mislay them.
Mercy and truth may come to us, but they will not stay with us unless we hold onto them. If we do not bind them about our necks and write them upon our hearts, they will depart. When mercy and truth depart, their blessings leave with them.