Thanks for those who not only read, but especially to those who took part in the discussion on Saturday, the 1st. I know Sunday's are a little more difficult to get to the computer because of church, so I am looking forward to getting everyone opinions and questions today.
There is a lot that can be said about chapter 3, but I will only comment on a couple of verses so that you may add your thoughts to some of the others. Here goes:
Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Often, we only think about and quote verses 3:5-6, but I think verse 7 is the key to verse 6 and how to acknowledge God. How do you acknowledge God? By not being wise in your own eyes, fearing the Lord, and staying away from evil. If we can do these 3 things, then we will be acknowledging, or in tune with God and He can then direct our paths. So many Christians today lack purpose because they lack a proper understanding of themselves and of God's holiness and therefore they do not follow the path that God had set before them.
What are you thoughts?