Know-It-All Followers

Do you fully understand Proverbs 3:5-6

Its' unfortunate that many Christians can quote their pastor, friend, or favorite Christian author "verse by verse" but don’t have the same familiarity with Scripture. 

When Eve chose to follow Satan’s lead, the human race became foolish followers. That’s why so many evil regimes have been successful in history. That’s why so many false teachers are popular and why so many half-truths are part of modern Christian dialogue. 

When Eve believed Satan’s promise that she could know what God knows (Genesis 3:5), the human race became “know-it-alls.” That’s why so many people hear something from a pastor, friend, or author and insist it’s true no matter how many Scriptures refute it. 

Eve would have been okay if she’d tested Satan’s words against God’s words and not trusted her own wisdom.

Proverbs 3:5 is such a well-known verse, but I wonder if we genuinely think about its meaning:

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Let’s diligently apply this verse to our lives.
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Do you fully understand Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. You forgot the last part of the verse....which actually makes the first part possible......In all your ways ACKNOWLEDGE HIM and He will direct your paths.

    1. Hi Aliyanna,
      While the two verses are normally recited together, the part you mention is the next verse, not the last part of this verse. And it does confirm and expand the meaning, but this verse alone is rich with meaning. And I would say that verse 5 makes verse 6 possible, not the other way around. You can't acknowledge someone you don't trust.

  2. Amen. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.


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