RESPONSIBILITY--who are you going to trust?

Reflections on TFB's June 1, 2008 Sunday sermon.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
  • Yahweh is the covenant-making God
  • the heart is the decision-making center
  • trust is a decided act
  • our screwy perspective misunderstands much, so we are NOT to rely on our own understanding
  • acknowledging Yahweh is behavioral knowledge NOT mental ("ways")
  • THEREFORE, God levels our path
There is a ton packed into the name "Yahweh." This is the name God signs at the bottom of his covenants. This requires two decisions on our parts. First (and easiest), is to know the contents of his covenant (former--TaNaKh--and new--in Messiah). Second (and difficult for us), is to know him as a person. This is difficult because it requires our time. It requires us setting aside the distractions and self-imposed commitments that suck up all our time. It requires us to spend time even when there are no warm fuzzies. It requires us to prioritize him above all else--even above very good things.

When we truly know him, we will trust him. It is not something we need to work up or struggle at. Trusting is a natural outflow. Knowing him--that's tough.


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