Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

I "found" this Proverb today and have been trying to think of something clever and meaningful to frame it. However it's been a long day in the city doing errands and attending kids' lessons and I can't think of anything suitable, so I'll just let it stand in solitary splendor.


  1. This was one of the first Bible verses I ever learned. When I was baptized (in my mid-twenties) one of my Pastor's children hand wrote the verse on a piece of paper and framed it with pressed flowers underneath it. I am now in my mid-fifties and that same little picture frame is in my living room. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with a situation, this is the first verse that pops into my head. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. when I was little I had a plaque with these verses on my wall. I must have read it thousands of times (and thus memorized it). I wonder where that plaque came from, and where it went to?
    The other "verse" hung in the bathroom, a funny old cross stitch design. It hangs in my bathroom now, more than 50 years later. It says (also memorized, which means possibly I should have concentrated on more Godly pursuits): "Who waits outside the door, One may never know, So tarry not my friend, He too may have to go."
    I hope the first verses formed more of my life desires than the latter.

  3. This is one of my favorites. When I get pig headed (which happens way to often) I go to this verse to remind me that God's will is not necessarily mine but if I submit to his will rather than trying to force mine all will be right in the end.
    God Bless you and yours

  4. I love this verse! If I had to choose one verse to instruct someone how to live their life, this would be it.....what more do we need?

  5. Needed that, Patrice! Thank you! We are considering options of relocating to San Diego from OK with job offer. We moved to OK 10 years ago from Southern CA. Waiting....
    --K in OK <><

  6. That's always a good one, especially in these trying times.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  7. One of several I've put to music, because I remember things better that way...

    Xa Lynn

  8. This one is my favorite Proverb.