Trust in the Lord with ALL Your Heart!

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP … Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 

I can trust the Lord for His way is perfect
==>flawless, sound, complete and entirely in accord with truth

His word is proven
==> tried, absolutely reliable!

When I trust in Him I have His protection; He is my shield.

6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

To acknowledge Him is to know and obey Him. This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.

==>Proverbs 3:6 CEV … Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. 

 

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Word Study
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From NetBible Prov 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

  • Trust[0982] in the Lord = confidently rely/lean on the Lord
    *here the object of the secure trust is the Lord who is a reliable object of confidence.
  • with all your heart[03820] = inner man, mind, will, understanding, soul, whole being, wholheartedly
  • lean not[08172] = rely not, trust not
    *relying on one’s own understanding is compared to leaning on something that is unreliable for support
  • your own understanding[0998] = discernment, knowledge, wisdom
    *inherent human understanding functions in relative ignorance unless supplemented by divine wisdom (Job 28:12-28; 39:26).
    * It is dangerous for a person to rely upon mere human wisdom (Prov 14:12; 16:25).

From NetBible Prov 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. NKJV

  • Acknowledge[03045] = know him
    *includes mental awareness of who God is and the consequential submission to his lordship. To know him is to obey him. The sage is calling for a life of trust and obedience in which the disciple sees the Lord in every event and relies on him. To acknowledge the Lord in every event means trusting and obeying him for guidance in right conduct.
  • In all your ways[01870] = manner, habit, path
    *This is a call for total commitment in trust for obedience in all things.
  • direct your paths[03474] = to be made level, be laid smoothly out
    *This phrase means “to make the way free from obstacles,” that is, to make it successful. The straight, even road is the right road; God will make the way smooth for the believer.

From NetBible Ps 18:30
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; Heis a shield to all who trust in Him.

  • perfect[08549] = flawless, sound, complete and entirely in accord with truth
  • proven[06884] = tried, absolutely reliable -Ps 12:6
  • shield[04043] = protector, buckler

 

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His Way is Perfect
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