”Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)
Sometimes our understanding can play tricks on us. That, which at first seems a very wise handling of something, can later prove to have been totally wrong. The problem is that we humans never have the complete perspective. We only see parts of reality – never the whole picture. Only God does that. Therefore it’s wise to obey today’s Bible verse. It doesn’t seek to convince us not to use our understanding, rather that we simply shouldn’t depend on it.
A friend preached on this Bible verse, and to illustrate his point, he held his Bible in a strong grip above his head. The gesture spoke loudly. God’s Word must have superiority over our understanding. When we use our understanding in that way and trust in the Lord with all our hearts, God will bless both what we are and what we do.
Father, thank you for creating me with an intellect that you want me to exercise. Help me to use it to advantage. However, above all else I want to trust in You with all my heart.