Good Life Journal - Proverbs 3

Scripture :

Proverbs 3:5-6 – 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.

Observation:

This advice is given from the perspective of a father to a son or child.  We are given counsel to trust the Lord with all of our heart or in all matters.  We are not to rely on our limited thoughts or understanding.  When we submit to God and seek his will he will guide us in the right way.

 

Application:

I am to submit to God and seek His will to receive guidance.  God guides us by the wisdom that is in His word.  Verse 5 doesn’t say trust God when you can’t figure something out or you are in trouble.  In other words, I can’t compartmentalize different segments of my life and seek God for certain things but handle business on my own when I know what’s better.  We are called to acknowledge Him and give up to Him everything to follow His path.  Conversely, go it on our own not seeking God’s direction and there will be correction.

Prayer:

Father,

Thank you for your love and wisdom you give to us.  Help your Spirit guide me to submit to you and trust your will for me completely.  Let me seek you in word and prayer to follow your path for me.