“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”
The verse is easy to memorize, but it’s so hard to live. I often feel that I’m good at the trusting, and even the leaning. Where I fail most (and the trust and the leaning aren’t real) is that last part: understanding.
I’m a wanna-know-it-all.
I’m really grateful God gives us brains and I use mine constantly. Too much.
As a result, I tend to think myself and other people have a lot of that word: understanding. But even if we were all ultra-smart and extra-logical, God’s Word would still be true on this matter.
It’s risky to lean on our own understanding to the exclusion of trusting in the Lord.
Just a few examples of why:
Understanding as a Human is Interpretative
For all our love of logic, the truth…
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