Understanding

Understanding

Today’s Scripture Selection: Proverbs 3:5

“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.”

Everyone wants to understand.

We want to understand the events of our lives – good and bad.

We want to understand our purpose and our calling.

We want to understand others.

We want to understand ourselves.

We want to understand so much.

And scripture tells us how to arrive at that often elusive understanding.  It’s by trusting God with all your heart.

The deepest understanding is more than an intellectual process.

It is found in relationship – with others – and with God.

So once again, the book of Proverbs, in a few simple words, touches on some very profound wisdom and how to obtain it.
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.”

How different that advice is from what our world often offers.

It may not always be easy to do.  But creating a life worth living rarely is.

Prayer: Lord, open my mind and open my heart – that your Spirit may guide me to true wisdom.  AMEN.

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