Friday, August 19, 2011

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.” (NASB)


“Trust (batach: to have confidence, to be secure, to cause to trust, to feel safe) in the LORD with all your heart (leb: mind, understanding, wisdom, inner man, mind, will, heart, understanding, knowledge, thinking, reflection, conscience, seat of emotions and passions) and do not lean (sha`an: rely, rest, trust in, support) on your own understanding (biynah: wisdom, knowledge, discernment).”


Be secure and have confidence in the Lord with all of your understanding, will and emotions. Do not rely on your own wisdom and knowledge.


This week I did some work for a blind man. As I had several conversations with him, I got to thinking about how high his level of trust has to be, at all times. He knows where certain things are in his surroundings but if he were to be taken out of this environment, he’d really have a rough time. He had to trust that I did that job that he paid me to do. He even trusted me to write out his check for the amount that I quoted him. While I was saddened to see how limiting his impairment is, I was inspired as I saw a clear example of trust. The problem is, we too often see ourselves as completely self-sufficient. Today, may we be as this man, spiritually speaking – reliant upon the Father to lead us, to guide us, to completely care for us. May our every move and plan be leaning upon Him alone.

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