Friday, August 21, 2009

Proverbs 3:5

Aaron and I finished a 12 week bible study last night ... Life Principles of Worship from the Tabernacle. This has been a great study, bridging the importance of the Old Testament (many chapters describing in detail the tabernacle) and Jesus in relation to how we have been taught to worship. It was a great time of study for Aaron and I to share together.

One of the final applications .... Using the commands from Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart" [a command] Are things getting in the way of your trust? What helps you trust or walk in faith? What helps your heart ("all your heart") focus on the Lord and the things of God?

"Do not lean on your own understanding" 'lean' means 'to depend upon' for support. Are you relying on God's wisdom? Are you guarding against depending only on your own understanding and opinions? [Note: this command does not say, "do not use your own understanding." it SAYS "do not LEAN on" it] Are you spending time in God's Word (His understanding)? Are there any situations you are facing which you are tempted to handle on your own?

"In all your ways acknowledge [know] Him" [ a command] Are you knowing or experiencing God in all your ways? What are some of the 'ways' of your life in which you have seen God at work? What are some of your 'ways' that need His touch? Are you spending time in prayer giving Him those 'ways'?

Some things to ponder today, this weekend on a Proverb that I have read and studied many times over the years - now in a deeper way. Great questions to reflect upon.


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