Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:3).
Here is an important injunction given to those who know Christ as Savior. Obviously, an unbeliever not only rejects the very concept expressed, but finds it impossible even to approach the fulfillment of any such command.
Believer, do you keep such injunctions with you as you go about life’s activities? If you fail to do so, it may be time to reconsider how you approach these activities—don’t you think?
Today, you will make decisions a-plenty. Most of them will be small, though some may be life-changing. It doesn’t matter—this verse applies to all. Do you turn to the Bible to discover what the Lord would have you do? Or do you simply go about doing what you think is right? Well, re-read the verse!
How about at work? At home? At school? It doesn’t matter where you apply it, the verse covers all choices in life—will you trust God’s ways or you own?
Of course, to trust His ways means that you must know them. That is where many otherwise well-intentioned Christians go wrong: because they are unfamiliar with God’s ways, they can’t trust them. And they are unfamiliar because they don’t study their Bibles in order to discover His ways. There is no excuse for not knowing His ways—they are spelled out explicitly in the Bible; how familiar are you with them? When there are various options before you, do you know how to go about selecting those that please God? It’s time for you to begin doing so—don’t you think? It’s also time to know His ways—don’t you think?
The question in brief is a matter of how you think, don’t you think? How will you answer that question: I think biblically” or “I think my own thoughts?” Which will it be?