Leaning on your own understanding

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; But let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, And peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones. 9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, And with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; Neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

I want to challenge you to learn how to pray through a passage of Scripture. It makes is so much more real to you. Make it personal. Take it personally. Tear down strongholds. Build up bastions of truth in your heart.

Here are these verses from Proverbs 3.

I will not forget God’s Word. I will obey His Word from my heart. When I obey, follow, He will add to my life and give me peace. I will hold on to mercy. I will be merciful. I will hold on to truth and think the truth. That way I will find God’s blessings, and people will know that God has blessed me with wisdom.

I will trust in the Lord with all my heart. I will not believe my own thoughts. I will think of Him, God, Jesus, all day and every way that I go. I will trust God to show me what to do every day and in every decision.

I refuse to think I know what I am doing. I will instead get away from sin and wickedness and show respect to God in my life. That will bless me both physically and spiritually.

I will honor God with my life, my money, my talents, and everything that I have. I know God will meet my needs.

I will not be upset that I am being disciplined by the Lord. I will not get tired of Him correcting and maturing me. I know that all this is happening because He loves me and does the same with all those that He loves.

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