Our Own Understanding

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."  Proverbs 3:5-6

Our understanding is so very limited.

Yet, even as claiming to be followers of Jesus, we often follow the ways of the culture around us and lean on this, our own understanding.  God has been convicting my heart of just how terribly sinful, foolish, and wrong this is.  And, He has also shown me that to do so is completely entrenched in pride and devoid of faith.

I make rash judgments based on this limited understanding, and these rash judgments lead to rash decisions--all based on a limited understanding.

The consequences of such behavior, such choices, can be devastating.

But, in order to trust Him with all our heart, and acknowledge Him in all our ways, we must first become completely dependent upon Him.

Do you recognize what a glorious thing that is--to be completely dependent upon Him?  How wonderful not to care a lick what the world thinks of you!!  

Only Jesus.

I have met people who behave badly and have poor manners and habits, saying, "I don't care what anyone thinks about it.  I'm accountable to God."

My friend, God's standard is much higher than the world's.  If we are accountable to Him, why wouldn't our every aim be to exhibit impeccable character?  Why wouldn't we seek His understanding of things?

"Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable." Isaiah 40:28

"Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure." Psalm 147:5

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."  Proverbs 3:5-6

Dear Heavenly Father,
I submit myself completely to You today, knowing that you see and understand all things, and I do not.
Amen.

Goodnight, Runners.

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