Week of February 25 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

Reflect: How do these verses help us with our doubt? What, ultimately, is at the source of our doubt?

Consider: Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.[1]

Respond: What is an example of something you have tried to handle or fix on your own without God’s instruction? What was the result? What have you learned that will benefit you moving forward?

 

[1]  Eugene H. Peterson, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005), Pr 3:5–12.