DAY 20

DATE: 1/20/2013

Good Morning!  My name is Matt and I was asked to give you a devotional thought from the book of Proverbs, chapters 2 and 3.



Proverbs 3:5-7

5 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.



As believers we are instructed to trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.   This passage and many others in Proverbs remind believers the importance of constantly seeking Godly wisdom to guide us in our daily lives.  Daily time spent praying and reading the Word of God will provide us with this wisdom we so desperately need.

“When we walk in divine wisdom, we can rest assured that the Lord is with us always.  He won’t allow us to enter into any situation that He has not anticipated.  Nor will He permit a circumstance unless He intends it for our good.”  (In, The Benefits of Wisdom)  The wonderful truth in this statement can be discovered in Proverbs 3:7-8.  God’s Word says, Be not wise in thine own eyes:  fear the Lord, and depart from evil.  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.  As Christians we can receive this divine wisdom simply by asking.  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”  James 1:5  This truth is illustrated in I Kings 3:11-12.  Solomon has just asked God for an understanding and discerning heart.  God was pleased with Solomon because he asked for wisdom, and in verse 12 he tells Solomon, Behold, I have done according to thy words:  lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.  All we have to do to receive the Godly wisdom and discernment we need to make it through the trials and tribulations of life is to ask.  What a wonderful promise God has made to us.



Often times when faced with a tough decision or problem I find myself trying to work through it on my own.  This often leads to frustration when the problem seems to grow as I attempt to find a worldly solution.  God’s promise, however, is that if we trust in Him with all of our heart and seek his wisdom, He will bless us and provide us with the wisdom needed to “direct our paths.”  What wonderful truths we can discover just by spending time reading the Word of God.  

Thank you for being a part of the Route 66 Challenge.  Thanks for reading, and you have a blessed day!  



In Christ,



Favorite Bible Character:  Job

Favorite book in the Bible:  Proverbs

Area of ministry at VBC:  Security Team