Proverbs 3:5-6 ( New Living Transaltion)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (New King James Version)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
For many years now, this has been one of my favorite verses from the Bible. It puts everything in the proper perspective, when it comes to how to live our daily lives. Many times our own thoughts and desires can be very deceiving, leading us into things that we should not be involved in.
At the beginning of the Book of Proverbs, it makes it very clear what the author, Solomon, son of David, King of Israel, intended for us to obtain from the reading of this God inspired book,"2 for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;"(Proverbs 1:2-3). He sought to have us gain the ability to discern and judge what is right for daily living and to receive the benefits from doing so.
We are now making plans of how we will live out next year. As we go forward into the New Year, we need to use godly insight to give us a wise plan of action. Let's take these words into our own hearts, seeking God and trusting Him as we make decisions in our lives, and making sure that we are mindful of Him. By doing so, He will remove the barriers that might hinder us along the way.