Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bible Verse of the Week: Trust In The LORD With All Your Heart

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." -Proverbs 3:5-6

Although this is a verse that is learned in childhood, it is a great reminder for us throughout our spiritual lives. It begins by saying not to trust in our human abilities, but to lean on God with all our hearts. Interestingly, 'heart' was also used in the command in Deuteronomy 6:5, "Love the LORD your God with all your heart..." In the Old Testament, the heart embraced the totality of human personality--intellect, emotions, will. However, it was and still is what easily forgets God when overcome with pride, fear, doubt, and a plethora of other things. When this occurs, road-blocks and bumps and twists appear; God is the only One Who can straighten that path. Verse 6 promises that God will direct our lives if we acknowledge Him in all that we do. I encourage you to never rely on your own strength but to trust in the Lord with your whole heart. ~Jesselyn


Justin Morden said...

Great choice for this week's verse, Jess, and I loved the devo! :)

Jesselyn said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Justin!