“My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. 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 your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:1-7
Here’s Some Wisdom For Your New Year!
If you were given two wishes and could ask for anything you wanted — I assume anyone not blinded by the god of this world would choose God’s forgiveness and eternal life first. And what would the best second choice be? True love, riches, good health, career, happiness, wisdom, long life, or anything else?
For me, the answer is easy and I’ve already received my second wish as well. Access to God’s eternal wisdom is worth more that all that the world has to offer combined. Listen to His promises that come from following His Truth. A longer life. Peace in all circumstances. Good reputation and favor with God and men. He will make your paths straight. Victory over evil.
God has provided all we need for success and happiness. And for all of our lives here on earth. When we acknowledge Him in all of our ways, He will make our paths straight. What does this mean? When we decide to follow Jesus moment by moment, our goals, plans, and priorities will change. And we put an end to wrong turns, wrong decisions, failures, and disappointments.
The answers to all of life’s important challenges and questions are available to us in God’s Word with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Now, what do we need to do in order to trust in the Lord with all our heart, and to not lean on our own understanding?
1. Believe In Jesus
2. In all your ways acknowledge Him
3. Don’t forget His teachings
4. Keep God’s commandments
5. Live daily the kindness and truth of Jesus
6. Bind His Truth around your neck
7. Memorize His Truth on the tablet of your heart
8. Do not be wise in your own eyes
9. Fear the Lord
10. Turn away from evil
And what does it mean to acknowledge Him in all of your ways?
To acknowledge is clearly defined:
1. to admit to be true or as stated; confess
2. to recognize the authority or claims of
3. to recognize and answer
4. to express thanks for
5. to state that one has received a letter, gift, or favor
6. to admit or affirm as genuine; certify
Are you believing this truth literally; and are you standing on it, and doing it?” Now is the time to walk in His steps. Believe In Him and then Pray in everything and in all your ways acknowledge Him.
Grace and Peace To You My Friends,
Bob West – Geezerdust©2020