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Study of Proverbs 3

October 4, 2011
All of this chapter speaks to my heart but These pieces of scripture really gave me peace this evening.Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
…         In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.After prayerful meditation  and what I have been going through this speaks to me that we are to always trust the Lord..Our understanding is corruptible and many time we can not understand why the Lord calls us to do something and sometime in a particular manner..  Yet we do not know the other hearts that the Lord is working on and council so we should not think or believe that we know better then the Lord..

And if we trust the Lord and acknowledge Him in all our ways by seeking His wisdom and understanding and obeying what He places on our hearts to do then He has and will always keep us from falling and traveling down the wrong paths..

Yet we must depart from evil whatever and where ever it is when He gives us the discernment for if we do not then we will fall pray to the evil one’s way and stumble along in our walk..

For to gain His strength and endurance so we are healthy to continue on our walk with Him we must seek His ways always..  Seek Him in all we do and say..  Seek His approval or disapproval for every choice we make..  To prayerfully come before Him in humility so that we can recieve His grace as He gives us His Wisdom and Understanding as to how we are to walk..  We are on a continually walk and evil one has placed snares and diversions along our walk but Our Lord already know where each one lies so all we have to do is seek His Wisdom and understanding to continue on the path of Rightiousness..

Proverbs 3

New King James Version (NKJV)

Guidance for the Young

1   My son, do not forget my law,

But let your heart keep my commands;

2  For length of days and long life

And peace they will add to you.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you;

Bind them around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart,

4 And so find favor and high esteem

In the sight of God and man.

5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

6  In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct[a] your paths.

7  Do not be wise in your own eyes;

Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

8  It will be health to your flesh,[b]

And strength[c] to your bones.

9   Honor the LORD with your possessions,

And with the firstfruits of all your increase;

10  So your barns will be filled with plenty,

And your vats will overflow with new wine.

11  My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,

Nor detest His correction;

12  For whom the LORD loves He corrects,

Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

13   Happy is the man who finds wisdom,

And the man who gains understanding;

14  For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,

And her gain than fine gold.

15  She is more precious than rubies,

And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.

16   Length of days is in her right hand,

In her left hand riches and honor.

17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

18  She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,

And happy are all who retain her.

19  The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding He established the heavens;

20  By His knowledge the depths were broken up,

And clouds drop down the dew.

21  My son, let them not depart from your eyes—

Keep sound wisdom and discretion;

22  So they will be life to your soul

And grace to your neck.

23  Then you will walk safely in your way,

And your foot will not stumble.

24  When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

25  Do not be afraid of sudden terror,

Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;

26  For the LORD will be your confidence,

And will keep your foot from being caught.

27  Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

When it is in the power of your hand to do so.

       28  Do not say to your neighbor,

“ Go, and come back,

And tomorrow I will give it,

When you have it with you.

29  Do not devise evil against your neighbor,

For he dwells by you for safety’s sake.

30  Do not strive with a man without cause,

If he has done you no harm.

31  Do not envy the oppressor,

And choose none of his ways;

32  For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD,

But His secret counsel is with the upright.

33  The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,

But He blesses the home of the just.

34  Surely He scorns the scornful,

But gives grace to the humble.

35  The wise shall inherit glory,

      But shame shall be the legacy of fools.

Footnotes:

A. Proverbs 3:6 Or make smooth or straight

B. Proverbs 3:8 Literally navel, figurative of the body

C.  Proverbs 3:8 Literally drink or refreshment

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