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Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart

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Proverbs 3:5–6 ESV
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.
INTRODUCTION
Facebook, Twitter, online bible site Prov 3:5 top 5 shared Bible verse
Your biggest barrier to your knowledge of the Bible is your current knowledge of the Bible
What does this mean
you have an idea but is it just sentimentality
Vs. 5 you have a command
Vs 6 you have a promise
WHAT IT DOES NOT MEAN
Emptying your mind and taking a mystical leap into the void

HUMAN ATTENTION TO DIVINE REVELATION

Here it means not trusting in your own understanding
A persistent refusal to follow your own wisdom
A persistent insistence of knowing God’s wisdom
Pushing past emotional responses to the Bible and drill down to what the Bible is actually saying
Finding God’s Perspective
Thinking through God’s Principals
Following God’s Paths
Parallel of Trust and Lean
Lean on God wisdom – peace and straight pathway
Lean on your own wisdom and your paths will be crooked.
Proverbs 28:26 ESV
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
This is a definition of sin – Leaving, ignoring or rejecting the path God has put before you, and creating and following your own path.
Proverbs 2:13–15 ESV
who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.
Proverbs 10:9 ESV
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

NOT A GUARANTEE OF INDIVIDUALIZED GUIDANCE

Proverbs 3:6 ESV
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
If you stop believing worldly lies, if you stop believing self-centered lies you will have peace

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TRUST GOD (Prov. 3:5)

Personal
Isaiah 55:8–9 ESV
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
2. Pervasive
Complete
All does not mean 99.999%
How Can You Tell IF Your Trust is total?
Does the Bible Change My Thinking?
Romans 12:1–2 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
a. Do your most Personal thoughts and most desired opinions get changed by God or not?
Am I still Wise in My own eyes?
Proverbs 26:12 ESV
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Am I willing to obey God When it costs a lot?
Philippians 3:7–8 ESV
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
How do I trust God?
a. Know God’s Character
b. Talk to God about everything all the time
c. Give everything to God
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