Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

November 20, 2021
Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

We live in a culture that promotes independence in everything. As a result, people are making choices based on what they want to be right or wrong, and often have an inflated perspective on how much they “know.”

This passage of Scripture comes with an encouragement and a warning to address this. It first encourages us to trust in the Lord, and not our own understanding. Basically, to be humble and recognize that we don’t have the answers. Therefore we put our trust instead, in the one who does.

If we do this we can be encouraged that God will give us the understanding we need to follow His will. It will also bring healing to our bodies that are battered from trying to go our own way due to pride.

He also warns against this pride, that we should not be wise in our own eyes and turn away from evil.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV

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