My post for this week has to do with these verses in Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.
So the first thing that stands out is the fact that if we want the Lord to direct our lives we must be saved! Of course Solomon knew that to be saved a person must trust in the Lord with all of their hearts, not their minds. To not be saved is a heart issue not a mind issue. You can know all about the Lord but if you never invite Him into your heart then you are not saved! When we trust only in our knowledge to get us to heaven then Solomon says that we are leaning on our own understanding and there is no way that our own understanding will get us there.
So after the issue of your salvation is taken care of, then comes the question as to how the Lord will help us navigate through this life? Well Solomon also answers this question in verse 6. He says that if you want the Lords help then we must acknowledge Him in ALL our ways! That just simply means that we must involve Him in ALL of our lives. If we involve Him in all of our lives then the rest of this verse will come to pass.
Notice the last part of verse 6, He SHALL, it didn’t say He might if He feels like it or He might if we ask just right. It says that He will, if we will! If we are willing to ask Him to save us and then we are willing to include Him in ALL of our life then He will do the rest of this verse. He will direct our PATHS!
Isn’t it interesting that He didn’t say that he would direct our PATH, singular! What He did say was that He would direct our PATHS, plural! This is not a one time proposal, this is a promise that if you and I will ask the Lord to save us and then we will include Him in all of our lives, then His promise to us is that He would direct all of our paths as long as we continue to do include Him in our lives!
What a promise!
Do you need some direction in your life today? If you do then these verse gives us the formula as to how we can receive that direction today!
Until next week
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