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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

One of My Life Verses {Bible Art Journaling}

Bible Art Journaling Prov 3-5&6

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
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.

This passage is very special in its message. As I interpret it, for me, it contains a command and a promise. The command has three parts, all related and each flowing from the other.

The Command:

  1. Trust in the Lord. Specifically, trust Him with all your heart. With all of you.
  2. Do not rely on your own understanding. (If you’re obeying #1, this one is a result.) For me, if I am trusting God for everything, this #2 is a “Whew!” What a relief NOT to have to rely on my own understanding!
  3. Acknowledge God in everything. Everything. If you’re following commands #1 and #2, this one will follow naturally.

The Promise:

If you follow commands #1, 2 and 3, HE will guide your steps, make your path straight, give you direction. Wow, what a promise! Isn’t that something we all want/need?—direction from our Creator…guidance for each step…assurance of His Providence?

I love to read different translations, and here are some for these verses, although the meaning is clear, no matter the translation. I use Bible Gateway almost daily, for passage look-up.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (HCSB)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;
6 think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

 

2 comments:

Kristy said...

This one of my favorite verses. The way youve broken it down is very helpful. I really like font you used to write the verse too.

Barbara said...


Thanks, Kristy! The verse in the margin is actually a stamp! Glad the break-down was helpful!