5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
Be not wise in your own eyes, do not lean on your own understanding. Do Godly things and submit to Him to have your paths made straight. Trust in Him with all your heart. Then health will be brought, nourishment for our bones arrives.
I guess I’m missing that last part since I’m not doing the first part. It strikes me as strange that I don’t do this naturally since it would be really good for me, and my life would be much fuller with what matters.
I’m guessing I’m not alone since the Proverbs were written a few years ago. It’s safe to say that we haven’t learned much if something written so long ago still has so much to say about our daily behavior.
I’m very curious why it’s so difficult to lean on the Lord, to trust Him with our whole heart, to submit to Him, to shun evil, to run to God.
“The founder of every major religion said I will teach you how to find God. Christ said I am God and have come to find you.” (Tim Keller)
He has come to find us, to guide us, to love us, to save us. Why do we resist?