Active Trust

July 29th, 2020

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Proverbs 3:1-10

Self-reliance is a value revered by the world. Dreaming big and accomplishing bigger is rewarded with admiration and praise. The concept of trust, however, is not given much attention by worldly standards. Yet trusting God is one of the greatest values in the kingdom of God. What does it mean to trust God?

Proverbs 3 informs us that studying God’s commandments (v. 1) and living faithfully (v. 3) play a significant role in the trust described in verses 5-7. Also evident is the significance of one’s heart, mentioned in verses 1, 3, and 5. The heart was believed to encompass the entirety of a person’s inner being: feelings, will, and intellect. So, trusting God involves using everything inside of us to direct our mind toward what matters to God and to direct our behavior to doing what we know God asks of us.

Seeking to know God with our mind, reflect God’s character with our actions, and believing the ultimate outcome of that is in God’s hands.

Author: Deanna Hayden


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