Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:5-6

A popular passage translated by Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and on your own understanding do not rely;
in all your ways desire his presence,
and he will make your paths straight and smooth.

I especially like the third line. I’m always trying to think of ways to think of God more and more throughout the day. The way my day is structured now it’s kind of built in, spreading out spiritual disciplines throughout the day. What I really need to do more of is desire his presence regarding the things I’m doing and thinking if that makes sense. Asking God about things, talking with him, wondering what his will is for various things, even joking with him every once in a long while.

I also like to do things like using a watch beep, using a screen saver with a Bible verse on it even though a screen saver isn’t really necessary since you can have the screen just turn off, using coffee mugs with Scripture on them, etc. That may be one good reason for those wall plaques but I just get used to seeing them. Are there other things you do?

Also see:
Praying Three Times a Day

3 Responses to “Verse of the Day: Proverbs 3:5-6”


  1. 1 Nancy

    Unfortunately when we tend to make the relationship ritualistic…we’ve somehow missed the point! The Holy Spirit has taken up residence IN us. No matter how lame a roommate we might be…He’s decided to hang in there with us, through thick and thin, right till the end. Simply reading His Word will attune us to His voice so we will soon be able to pick it out of the crowd, being confident of this one thing…He will NEVER speak contrary to that Word and He will always point us to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Certainly. Talking to God is never ritualistic for me. I like it best when God reminds me of Himself but some extra help is good for me too. We are united with Jesus and the Holy Spirit can bring things to our mind as we strive to constantly acknowledge Him.
    Jeff

  3. 3 Andy

    I’ve found that meditating on Paul’s words in Colossians has helped, especially while I’m at work: “Slaves, obey your masters in everything you do, not only when their eye is on you . . . . Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Col 3:23, 24). By being mindful of this throughout the day, it keeps me aware that each moment I am serving God, that his eye is on me, and that I want to please Him in everything I do.

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