ROOTED - Friday, June 17, 2022


What the LORD will do

 

Have you ever been stood up? Someone promised to meet you, and then didn’t show up? Has someone told you they would do something for you and then failed to do it? We all know let down and disappointment in others. Yet there is one that NEVER FAILS. God is the one in our life who does exactly what He says He will do.

 

Proverbs 3:6  ESV

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

Reflection

“He WILL”. It doesn’t say, “acknowledge Him, and God will usually….”  Nor does it say, “acknowledge him, and most of the time He will…..”  No. God will.  When we are obedient to God, God does exactly what He has promised to do. In this verse, God promises to “make straight your paths.” What does this mean – “to make straight your paths” in the context of these verses? “To make straight a person’s paths means to make the course of the person’s life one that continually progresses toward a goal. In Proverbs, the emphasis is on the moral quality of one’s life path (here, its moral “straightness”).”[1]

Do you want peace in life? This is the way. Acknowledge the Lord, and He will show you how to live a life that honors Him.

 

Prayer

Father, help us to acknowledge you. Remind us daily that we are yours, and under your wing of grace and correction. Teach us through your Word and Holy Spirit how we are to live. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

[1] Crossway Bibles, The ESV Study Bible (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2008), 1139.