Thursday, February 7, 2008

Proverbs~A Guide To Successful Living in Christ ~Chapter 3

Verses 1 and 2 in the third chapter of Proverbs tell us that keeping God's commandments will give you longevity and peace. Wisdom gives your soul peace plus a lack of anxiety about situations helps your physical health as well!

Prov. 3:5-6 "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."

Sometimes giving up control is hard for us to do (at least, i know it is for me). But when we give God total control over our lives He will direct us in His wisdom. He will point us in the way we should go and we need to follow. He knows what is best for us...so it only makes sense for us to desire to follow His guidance and direction for our lives...even if it isn't exactly what we had planned.

In verses 9 and 10 it tells us that we are to honor God with our tithe and offerings for we know that when we trust Him ~ He will always provide. I am a very firm believer in tithing. We take our tithe out of each paycheck before we pay anything else. If you want more information on learning to deal with money God's way...i encourage you to go to Dave Ramsey's website. His classes and ideas are AWESOME!

We are to delight when the Lord corrects us...for God corrects those He loves. We learn from our mistakes which in turn, lets us grow in knowledge and understanding.

"She" in verses 13-18 is in place of the word "wisdom". These verses talk about how wisdom brings about invaluable happiness. When we are walking in wisdom, it helps us make right choices and that helps us secure happiness in our lives! I think this is how people can live in joy! Wisdom brings about confidence and pushes out fear and terror. You have safety in the Lord! :)

Verses 27-35 give us 5 principles on how we should treat others. Each principle starts with the words "Do not".

**We need to remember we are not to envy or imitate the wicked for: "The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools" Prov. 3:35


Those are the notes I took on the third chapter of Proverbs! If you have anything you want to share or add..please feel free to comment me! :) Also, dear friends...please read the previous post to hear of my sincerest thanks for each one of you! :) Have a wonderful Thursday! :)

3 comments:

  1. i needed to hear Prov. 3:5-6... i struggle with letting God direct my path...

    thanks.

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  2. It is so much easier to let Him be God in our lives..so much easier!! A walking out type of truth!

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  3. Love reading your insights on these wonderful scriptures! The Proverbs are always to new & fresh no matter how many times I read them.

    Blessings,
    Lea

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