The Morgan Church Devotional

a pastor's thoughts about...uhm...stuff

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Location: Morgan, VT., United States

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

3

"Trust in the LORD with all of your heart
Lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him..."

biblical triplets are common, particularly in the psalms and proverbs. they are stylistic...it is the art in the poetry. but, i think, triplets are built into God's people for a reason...they reflect His Triune character.

nonetheless, we have this triplet here...3 sayings, 2 of which, expand on the first.

trust.
lean not.
acknowledge.

Trust in God...the Name for God is used here. "The One who is faithfully present"...the One who is always there...the One who will never let you down or abandon you or forget about you. trust in Him. not a little bit or even a lot of bit...with every thing!

don't hold anything back. put it all in His hands. how do you do that?

well, step one is don't go by your own understanding. if God says to do it, even if you think you can't...even if you feel you have good reason to not do it....even if you could prove your point to every human listner...if God says to do it, do it.

to not do it is to trust in your own understanding and not in the counsel of God.

you acknowledge Him not just with your words but with your actions. it's as if you are saying "look, i trust the LORD, you can tell by what i'm doing"

when we live this way...God directs and straightens out our paths.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Bridget said...

this must be where the saying "things come in three's" good and bad.

06:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that why sermons always have three points??? haha

10:28  

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