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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3.5

When?

When things are bad? Really bad? Tragically bad?

When we’ve tried everything else? When our first reactions and instincts proved ineffective?

When we’ve exhausted the opinions of friends and family?

When we are reminded? When others think we are making the wrong choices? When we are sure?

As part of our own understanding? A little part? Just a tiny bit maybe?

None of our understanding? None at all? Or when ours isn’t good enough, strong enough, sure enough, cool enough, politically correct enough, popular enough or enough of enough?

When? God gave us understanding, right? Are we not to use it? Do we employ our ability to understand at all?

Think about it today, and I’ll tell you what I think tomorrow.

Lord God, help us to figure out what it means to ‘lean not on our own understanding’. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (NKJV)
  1. What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
  2. What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
  3. What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?

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