Trusting in the Lord.
Trusting in the Lord.
God tells us not to forget His commands and His wisdom. Also, He wants us to store up His commands in our hearts. Take them seriously. Trusting in the Lord and doing His will bring great blessings to our lives. We are to adorn our lives with God’s wisdom. As we obey, we will find two blessings coming into our lives. We will receive favor or grace with God and with humanity.
Trusting in the Lord, rather than ourselves.
It’s very unnatural to do so, but by His grace and power, we can do it. Life will go much better if we do. God promises to direct our paths. We must make a conscious decision not to trust our wisdom. And, likewise an intentional effort to believe in God, and in His understanding. If we find ourselves not trusting in the Lord, and leaning on ourselves, God makes us a promise. He says He will make our path more accessible to travel forward. He will smooth out the rough places, and remove the debris that makes it so much harder to go ahead. God cannot lie, and when we take His Word to heart, we find the blessings of God coming into our lives.
Pride is a problem all people have to confront. God is talking about the egotistical kind of pride, not the pride in a job well done We can become enamored with our abilities. However, in the end, this will not be good for us. Instead, it will bring us into an unexpected place of being humbled. Seeking His will in all that we do is the best wisdom we could ever have. Turning ourselves away from evil will keep us from much harm in life. We will gain new strength and vitality if we go God’s way. And make a promise to Him that we will walk daily, trusting in the Lord.
A Proverb about trusting in the Lord.
My child,[a] never forget the things I have taught you.
Store my commands in your heart.
2 If you do this, you will live many years,
and your life will be satisfying.
3 Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart.
4 Then you will find favor with both God and people,
and you will earn a good reputation.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.
New Living Translation
Sunday Morning Church Services at Calvary Chapel Visalia
Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 10:30 AM
Pastor Bob Grenier