It is used in the Old Testament for leaning against a tree or a stone cliff. ” If you decide to put God first in everything, it doesn’t matter whether you do that in Minnesota or South Carolina or Oak Park. But what will matter 10,000 times 10,000 years from now is that you have decided in all your ways to know God, to put him first in everything. All these trivial, piddly details that just soak up so much energy will in that day be seen for what they really are—trivial, piddly details. Knowing God means using all your energies for him: Lord, here are my hands.
You lean on something when you are not strong enough to stand alone.3. Put me first in every area of your life because when you do that I will take care of all those details.” Wow! And if you are not going to put God first in everything, it doesn’t matter whether you do that in Minnesota or South Carolina or Oak Park. In light of this text, what is the will of God for your life?
Don’t lean for support on your own human understanding. He will take the path of your life which seems to go up and down and around and sometimes seems to curve backwards , and he will make your way straight. You are trusting when you are waiting on God to show you the next step you should take. The Bible says in all your ways know him intimately, know him deeply, know him personally. Many of us want to go through life leaning almost completely upon our own understanding.
The God who spoke and a thousand million galaxies sprang into being.
That’s the God who says, “If you will but know me, I will take care of the details.
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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”These two verses are among the most beloved in all the Bible.